Dr. 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, explains the type of doctor who performs lung transplant procedures in this video interview.
The person that does the lung transplant is usually a cardiothoracic trained surgeon. There are some centers like we have at St. Joe’s where the transplant surgeons are lung surgeons specifically, so they are not just, they don’t do cardiac surgery anymore; they concentrate particularly on lungs and we feel that that gives the transplant surgeons a bit of an advantage since that they are working with lungs on a daily basis.
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.