Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center recently announced its new Lung Transplant Program, which offers lung and all solid organ transplants.
“Our lung transplant program will play a major role in improving the quality of life for a vast number of people who suffer every day from chronic lung disease,” said Dr Soma Jyothula, medical director of the program and an assistant professor at McGovern Medical School, in a press release. “It offers them a chance at a new lease on life. We can now meet their complete medical needs, from regular chronic disease care to the replacement of a diseased lung with a new one, if necessary.”
Established in cooperation with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, the Lung Transplant Program was approved by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), which is the US nonprofit organization that manages transplantation programs with the federal government. The transplant program allows Memorial Hermann-TMC to provide a wide range of therapies along with the care of patients with lung diseases.
Through its partnership with Memorial Hermann-TMC and McGovern Medical School, the program offers a network of health centers specialized in the treatment of interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).
TMC’s Lung Transplant Program is also part of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Care Center Network, offering additional resources for patients and caregivers, and collaborative opportunities between doctors and scientific professionals at other US sites.