Lung Center

Leaders in Pulmonary Research & Practice: An Inside Look

Training pulmonologists across the country in bronchoscopic lung volume reduction

As pioneers in their use, the Temple Lung Center has become a national training site for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) techniques.

While we've suspended in-person training during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've seamlessly pivoted to virtual training, educating more than 300 clinicians in the use of the Zephry endobronchial valve for minimally invasive treatment of severe emphysema.

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Among the Largest Lung Transplant Programs in the Country

Temple is once again among the highest volume lung transplant centers in the United States.

In 2020, the Temple Lung Center marked its 1,000th lung transplant since the beginning of the program in 1994. And remains one of the highest annual volume lung transplant centers in the nation.

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Pioneering minimally invasive lung biopsy techniques for rapid diagnosis and improved treatment

In February, Temple University Hospital became the first Pennsylvania hospital to offer the Ion endoluminal system for lung biopsy. By reaching peripheral areas of the lung inaccessible by other minimally invasive means, this tool allows for quicker and earlier diagnosis that could improve the odds of successful lung cancer treatment.

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Read more in the Winter 2021 edition of the Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine Newsletter for Temple Lung Center alumni: