Lung Transplant Program

The Lung Transplant Program for Medical Professionals

Our lung transplant program has a longstanding commitment to excellence in clinical care, research, innovation, and teaching. In the last five years, our program’s one-year and long-term outcomes have consistently met or exceeded Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) benchmarks – despite our liberalization of candidate acceptance criteria and the implementation of the lung allocation scoring system.

In addition to the Quality Assurance and Process Improvement initiatives developed program-wide by the BWH Transplant Administration, the Lung Transplant Program has pursued program-specific initiatives, including:

  • Enhanced communication with referring providers.
  • Clinic redesign in response to patient and provider feedback.
  • Early patient and provider feedback after referral.
  • Aggressive management of the right heart in lung transplant candidates, in collaboration with the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program.
  • Routine review and enhancement of established management guidelines.

We have developed a handbook for providers involved in the management of lung transplant recipients that outlines our program’s protocols in detail.


To refer a patient to the BWH Lung Transplant Program contact Tahira Langston at (617) 525-7614.

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