Dr. Bremner describes how a patient can prepare for their lung transplant procedure.
All patients that are being considered for transplant go through pulmonary rehabilitation, which is like going to a specialized gym, and we have pulmonary rehabilitation specialists that will direct you in certain activities and exercises that will improve your lung function and will help get you ready, from a physical standpoint, for the transplant process.
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.