Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Temple Lung Center newsletter.
This publication will review recent developments in thoracic medicine and surgery and will present important new information tailored to busy clinicians.
A national leader in research and lung transplants, Temple Lung Center is on the forefront of technological developments in thoracic medicine. Our tripartite mission focuses on research, education and patient care.
For our physicians, research is a driving force that ultimately paves the way for improved outcomes for their patients. We consistently have more than 50 clinical trials open for patient enrollment. Our physicians have been leaders in every lung valve and coil trial in the treatment of COPD.
The Temple Lung Center works with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University to train future leaders in pulmonary care. Our residents and fellows gain experience in a range of clinical settings, and have access to innovative research and advanced technologies for serving patients.
Our physicians consistently evaluate all options for patients regardless of the acuity of their condition. We have the fifth highest lung transplant volume in the nation, and aim to provide as many candidates as possible with this life-saving treatment.
Our goal is to provide you with up-to-date information and research material that is of value to you and your practice. If you have suggestions for making this communication more relevant for you, please give us a call at 215-707-8113.
Gerard J. Criner, MD