Care at the Highest Caliber: Transplant Team Celebrates 2000th Lung Transplant

From left: Dr. Ramsey Hachem, Dr. Daniel Kreisel and Dr. Varun Puri ©Photo by Jerry Naunheim Jr.
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In 1988, a team of leading innovative surgeons established the Lung Transplant Program at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Since its inception, the program has made massive strides in the advancement of transplant care and research and has continued to shatter national and international records while maintaining a quality level of care for each patient.

The program’s most recent achievement is a truly impressive one: on January 4, 2023, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center saw the completion of their 2,000th lung transplant.