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Dr. Sameep Sehgal, Dr. Nathaniel Marchetti and Patient Thomas Williams Contribute to Two PhillyVoice Articles on COVID-19-Related Lung Transplants

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Temple Health was featured prominently in two PhillyVoice articles on COVID-19-related lung transplants. Temple has performed four such transplants so far. In the first PhillyVoice article, Sameep Sehgal, MD, Assistant Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, provided perspective on why these transplants are possible now, the guidelines for them, and how the path to transplantation for these patients differs. In the second PhillyVoice article, Dr. Sehgal and Nathaniel Marchetti, DO, Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Katz School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Temple University Hospital, spoke about Temple patient Thomas Williams, who shared his story about receiving a single-lung transplant performed by Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD, William Maul Measey Chair and Professor of Surgery at the Katz School of Medicine; Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Director of Thoracic Transplantation and Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support at TUH; and Co-Surgical Director of the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute, after contracting COVID-19.