Dr. Bremner recalls if there are support groups available for patients who have received a lung transplant.
Absolutely. We have a very strong patient support group; most hospitals do. At St. Joe’s, our support group is so strong, they meet regularly, they meet actually at restaurants for people’s birthdays and anniversaries of their transplants, and every year we have a big Christmas party celebrating the life of all the recipients that have had lung transplants.
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.