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Lung Center

About Us

The Temple Lung Center helps people with serious lung disease breathe easier and live more active lives. The Center is a national leader in diagnosing and treating both common and complex lung problems, including asthma, emphysema, COPD, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, sarcoidosis, pneumonia and pulmonary hypertension.

As one of the nation’s premier research centers for lung disease, Temple can offer its patients treatment options that aren’t found at most hospitals. This fact, combined with a skilled team of doctors, surgeons, pulmonary nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialists, means we can often help patients who have been told nothing more can be done for them.

High Volumes, Experienced Medical Team

The Temple Lung Center is one of the most active centers for pulmonary care in the nation with thousands of patient visits and procedures performed each year. The Lung Center also has one of the highest number of admissions in Pennsylvania for severe COPD, complicated bronchitis or asthma, and respiratory failure. These high volumes mean our medical team has experience diagnosing and treating even the rarest and most complex lung conditions.

Our team has also been rated as High-Performing in Pulmonology and Lung Surgery from U.S. News & World Report, an honor that recognizes the top 10% of pulmonary hospitals in the country.

A National Leader in Lung Research

Doctors and scientists in the Temple Lung Center are active researchers who are reshaping how patients with serious lung disease are treated. The Center has one of the busiest pulmonary clinical trial programs in the nation, which gives patients access to new or novel treatments that aren’t offered by most hospitals.

Customized Treatment Plans

No two lung problems are the same. That is why the medical team at the Temple Lung Center gets to know you before creating a customized treatment plan that has the best chance of success. This plan may include medication, rehabilitation, dietary changes, oxygen therapy, surgery or some other procedure. From your initial visit through follow-up, Temple's experienced medical team is committed to providing you with answers, options and results.

A Facility Built for Patients

The Temple Lung Center occupies an entire floor in Temple University Hospital’s state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Center. Here, the Lung Center offers all of its appointments, services and many of its medical tests in one spacious, patient-friendly location. This beautiful facility helps us provide a level of satisfaction and comfort that is equal to our level of medical care.

Clinicians & Teachers

Temple Lung Center doctors aren’t just clinicians; they are also teachers who are actively involved in educating medical students, residents and community doctors about the latest advances in lung disease. This means you are being treated by specialists who are up-to-date on the most current research and treatment options in this rapidly evolving specialty.