Surgical Research

Surgical Research

Our lab conducts surgical research using various animal models of lung transplantation, lung ischemia-reperfusion injury, spinal cord injury, cardiopulmonary bypass and compensatory lung growth. This surgical research provides valuable surgical training to Residents. One of the favorite surgical models among residents is the left lung transplant in pigs (see some pics below). We have a dedicated animal operating room in the Vivarium of our building with support from our veterinarians and excellent technical personnel.

Lung harvest

EVLP harvest

Pig Lung Transplant 1

Pig Lung Transplant 3

Pig Lung Transplant 4