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Who is part of a lung transplant team?

Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Your transplant team will include attending surgeons and full-time cardiac anesthesiologists, who jointly lead the team that includes surgical residents, perfusionists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. They are further supported by a sophisticated cardiothoracic intensive care unit, where you receive one-on-one nursing care, under the direction of your surgeon and pulmonologist.

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