Dr. Bremner explains if lung transplant patients need to remain near the hospital once they have been released.
We like patients to stay in the area if they are far away because we like them to have access to the medical team, which is available 24/7. So we do like patients that have been out of town to spend a period of time in, close to the hospital, till we know that everything is stable and that we feel comfortable letting them go back to their home.
Dr. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D.:
Ross M. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D., is surgical director of the Center for Thoracic Disease and chief of thoracic surgery at the Heart & Lung Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Bremner completed his medical school training in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand where he graduated magna cum laude and received the Harwood Nash Memorial medal for surgery. He then completed his general surgery training at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, during which time he also completed his Ph.D. Dr. Bremner then went on to complete his cardiothoracic training at USC after which he joined the faculty as assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and director of the Hastings Thoracic Oncology Laboratory.