Dr. Bremner explains how a patient can locate a hospital that performs lung transplants.
Well there are not that many lung transplant programs in the country and usually these are region-specific. In fact, there’s only one lung transplant program in Phoenix and that’s the one at St. Joe’s, which we started just over a year ago, but what you need to do is find a center that specializes in transplantation.
Some of the larger cities such as Los Angeles have more than one transplant program, but there’s not many hospitals that actually do these types of procedures.
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.