From left: Hari Mallidi cuts a cake celebrating a lung transplant milestone at BWH with Lung Center colleagues Bruce Levy and Raphael Bueno.

Since the early 1990s, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been a leader in lung transplantation. This year, surgeons at BWH’s new Lung Center accomplished a major milestone by performing a record 51 lung transplants since October 1, 2015. This is the highest number of lung transplants ever performed in New England with the previous record being 36 in a comparable time period.

“The Lung Center was able to increase the number of lung transplants performed annually by increasing staffing to include four surgeons whose main focus is to perform transplants, and by making new technologies available patients,” said Dr. Raphael Bueno, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at BWH, and co-director of the Lung Center.      Read More »