UVA Lung Transplant Research Program

The Lung Transplant Research Program in the University of Virginia Department of Surgery is comprised of a diverse team of clinicians and researchers dedicated to helping lung transplant recipients through the advancement of transplant research and training of Residents, PostDocs, and Students. Our program is headed by four Principle Investigators who study clinically relevant issues in lung transplantation including ischemia-reperfusion injury, primary graft dysfunction, organ preservation, ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), noninvasive imaging, and rejection.

8.6 Million Dollar Award

Researchers at the School of Medicine have received more than $8.6 million in federal grants to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplants — and then save the lives of the people who receive them.
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EVLP Machine

At UVA's School of Medicine, the EVLP machine is now being used in research that may help to rehabilitate lungs that are still inside a person's body. The lab at the School of Medicine is interested in studying mechanisms and prevention of lung injury following transplantation.
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Dr. Amir Alex and Yizhan

Mouse Lung Transplant

The mouse lung transplant lab is designed to meet the increasing need of murine models in lung transplantation research. Three microsurgeons from around the world have come together to perform this procedure.
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Be An Organ Donor

You can save many lives by being a donor.