Dr. Edward Garrity, lung transplant surgeron

A Team of Experts Dedicated to You

We know that there is no one-size-fits-all formula for lung transplant care. If a lung transplant is an option for you, we will do everything in our power to provide individualized care in a holistic manner. Based on your condition and your lifestyle, we will tailor your treatment specifically to you. You can feel comfortable knowing you’re in the capable, caring hands of a team that always has your best interest in mind.

What We Treat

Single and double lung transplants are a life-saving treatment option for many patients with advanced lung disease. From initial evaluation through recovery, we will work to create a plan that will optimize your care. Our team is known for our expertise in lung conditions including, but not limited to:

Dr. Edward Garrity with a member of the lung transplant team
Lung Transplant Team

Whether you have a straightforward condition or a very complex case, the University of Chicago Medicine lung transplant specialists have the expertise to help you. Meet our expert lung transplant team.

 Lung transplant nurse Penny Viater, RN, at the 8 West nursing station of the Center for Care and Discovery
Lung Transplant Process

Our lung transplant team will be with you every step of the way. Starting from your first phone call, we will guide you through evaluation, treatment and care.

Why Choose Lung Transplant at UChicago Medicine

At the University of Chicago Medicine, you are our priority. Our team is dedicated to tailoring your care to your unique needs. We take pride in how we set ourselves apart from other transplant centers.

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ECMO is a Bridge to Transplant

We have a successful bridge to transplant program that saves lives of people awaiting transplant. It utilizes a modified heart-lung machine that both oxygenates and pumps blood, which allows the heart and lungs to rest. This process is called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Our team has successfully used ECMO to help patients awaiting lung transplant survive when their lungs and/or heart aren’t working as they should.