Lung Transplantation and Advanced Lung Disease

The UPMC Lung Transplantation program is one of the oldest and largest lung transplantation programs in the country. The program continues to expand lung transplantation activity on a yearly basis and consistently performs more than 50 procedures per year. The program has one of the largest international patient cohorts followed prospectively post lung transplantation. Dr. Joseph Pilewski directs this program with participation by Dr. Bruce Johnson.

The Clinical Team

Joseph Pilewski, MD
John McDyer, MD
Jonathan D’Cunha, MD Matt Morrell, MD
Bruce Johnson, MD Matthew Pipeling, MD
Silpa Kilaru, MD Keven Robinson, MD
Elizabeth Lendermon, MD Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD
Intake Coordinator:
Nancy Pepke, BSN, RN

Translational and Clinical Research

Current industry-sponsored clinical trials include:

Principal Investigator
NCT01630434 International Randomized Study of the TransMedics Organ Care System (OCS Lung) for Lung Preservation and Transplantation (INSPIRE) Christian Bermudez, MD
NCT01365429 Novel Lung Trial: Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (Evlp) as an Assessment of Extended/Marginal Donor Lungs Christian Bermudez, MD
NCT01715883 Sodium Nitrite in Lung Transplant Patients to Minimize the Risk of Pulmonary Graft Dysfunction Matthew Morrell, MD
Division of PACCM
Academic Offices

NW 628 UPMC Montefiore
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Patient Care and Referral

Comprehensive Lung Center (CLC)
Falk Medical Building, 4th Floor
3601 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213