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The Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery is the first in the nation to include thoracic medical and surgical care in a consolidated, multidisciplinary academic department. This new department combines the many activities of Temple’s nationally-respected Lung Center into three integrated sections:

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Center for Inflammation and Lung Research

This combination provides the platform to deliver the highest quality patient care, advance cutting-edge research, and attract world-class physicians.