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Lung Transplantation

Over the last three decades, lung transplantation has grown exponentially. Today, it aims to improve survival and health-related quality of life for patients suffering from advanced non-malignant lung diseases. Driven by these two overarching aims, our group of investigators at UCSF are focused on advancing the practice of lung transplantation and understanding the mechanisms driving key clinical outcomes including chronic allograft rejection and malignancies after transplant.

Our lung transplant research group includes investigators from multiple Departments, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the field. The unique patient population undergoing transplant at UCSF also provides opportunities to study rarer lung conditions such as scleroderma and other auto-immune related interstitial lung disease. Researchers from Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Dermatology, Lab Medicine, Anesthesia and Health Policy are applying state-of-the-art methodologies across the spectrum of clinical, translational, and basic science to ongoing studies including: