CHICAGO – Northwestern Medicine recently marked the five-year anniversary of the health system’s lung transplant program and a La Porte man was one of those with reason to celebrate. Since launching the program in 2014, nearly 100 patients have received lung transplants at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

“Northwestern Medicine has one of the premier organ transplantation programs in the country, and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, multidisciplinary care to the Chicago metro area,” said Dr. Rade Tomic, a pulmonologist and medical director of the Lung Transplant Program. “Our wait-times for new lungs are one of the shortest in the United States, and all of our patients on the waiting list have received lungs.”

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