The Respiratory Failure and End-Stage Lung Disease programs at The Lung Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provide restorative, resuscitative and advanced interventional therapies for patients with severe respiratory failure and debilitating end-stage lung disease.
Our programs bring together the strengths of multidisciplinary teams of specialists from medicine, surgery and rehabilitation: pulmonologists specializing in critical care medicine, thoracic surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, respiratory and physical therapists—all dedicated to life-threatening lung disease. We work closely with physician researchers to develop promising diagnostic and treatment approaches, moving discoveries from the laboratory to direct patient care. Together, we have created advanced programs of care that hold great promise for critically-ill patients experiencing respiratory failure and end-stage lung disease.
Respiratory Failure and End-Stage Lung Disease Programs
Center for LAM Research and Clinical Care
The Center for LAM Research and Clinical Care connects expert clinicians, leading researchers and women with LAM throughout the world to accelerate transitional research focused on clinical studies, including trials. Learn more about the Center for LAM Research and Clinical Care.
Chronic Respiratory Failure
For patients requiring long-term ventilator support through tracheostomy or non-invasive ventilation (BiPAP, CPAP), our team of physicians, respiratory therapists and rehabilitation specialists improve quality of life, minimize symptoms and complications, and optimize functional capacity, with a goal of independence from mechanical support. Learn more about Chronic Respiratory Failure.
Critical Care Medicine
We provide state-of-the-art critical care medicine and dedicated units that specialize in all aspects of critical illness, including the perioperative (during surgery) management of complicated diseases. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a referral center for patients requiring complex critical care services. Learn more about Critical Care Medicine.
Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Clinic and Sarcoidosis Service
The Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Clinic and Sarcoidosis Service unites a unique multidisciplinary team of physicians—rheumatologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, and radiologists—dedicated to providing specialized care for patients with interstitial lung disease. Learn more about the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Clinic and Sarcoidosis Service.
Lung Transplantation and End-Stage Lung Disease
The Lung Transplant Program offers single and bilateral lung transplantation for appropriate candidates with a variety of end-stage lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and rare lung diseases, such as sarcoidosis and LAM. Learn more about the Lung Transplant Program.
Mechanical Ventilation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
For patients with severe lung and heart failure, we provide mechanical support that bridges patients until they recover or additional advanced therapy is successful. Learn more about Mechanical Ventilation and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) .
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
A multidisciplinary team of physicians treat patients with a variety of pulmonary vascular diseases, including those resulting from congenital heart disease and end-stage lung diseases. For patients with unexplained shortness of breath, The Lung Center uses advanced cardiopulmonary performance and exercise diagnostics to precisely determine the underlying cause. Learn more about the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program.
Respiratory Failure and End-Stage Lung Disease Leadership Team
This page was last modified on 8/16/2016