Lung Transplantation

Center for Lung Disease and Transplantation

Medical Director
Lung Transplantation Program

Selim M. Arcasoy, MD, FCCP, FACP

Surgical Director
Lung Transplantation Program

Frank D'Ovidio, MD, PhD

Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Lung Transplantation Program

Joshua R. Sonett, MD

Thoracic Surgeon
Lung Transplantation Program

Bryan P. Stanifer, MD 

622 West 168th Street, PH-14
New York, NY 10032-3784
P: (212) 305-7771
F: (212) 342-5382

The Center for Lung Disease and Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia has earned a reputation for the depth of its clinical expertise and rigorous commitment to excellence.

Lung transplantation can prolong and dramatically improve the quality of life for patients with severe end-stage, non-malignant pulmonary disease and no alternative treatment options. Studies at the center continue to improve treatment options, prevent or delay the progression of serious lung diseases, and improve the quality of life and survival for patients. These achievements have been most notable in the areas of emphysema, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and cystic fibrosis. The center is Medicare approved, and treats both adults and adolescents.

One of the oldest in the US, the Center was established in 1985, just three years after the first lung transplant was ever performed. Today, under the dynamic and collaborative leadership of its surgical and medical directors—both recognized as outstanding specialists in their respective fields—this highly reputable clinical and research center has been further enhanced and expanded.

For more details and the most up-to-date information, please go to the Lung Transplant Website.


Download the Lung Transplant Physician Referral Form

Faculty & Staff

Transplant Surgeons

Frank D'Ovidio, MD, PhD
Joshua Sonett, MD
Bryan P. Stanifer, MD

Transplant Pulmonologists

Selim Arcasoy, MD
Meghan Aversa, MD
Luke Benvenuto, MD
Angela DiMango, MD
Hilary Robbins, MD
Lori Shah, MD

For more details about our faculty and staff, please visit the Lung Transplant Website.

Clinical Trials

To learn more about clinical trials, please visit the lung transplant clinical trials page of this Web site.

In the News

Dr. Selim Arcasoy, medical director of our Lung Transplant Program, recently visited The Path Forward with Cystic Fibrosis podcast and its host, Jerry Cahill, to discuss lung transplants, the pre-transplant process and what happens once someone is on the lung transplant list.

Watch the video to hear Dr. Arcasoy answer questions like:

  • When should a CF patient consider a lung transplant?
  • What is the transplant listing process?
  • What is the transplant evaluation process?
  • What are some testing and evaluation obstacles, both mental and psychosocial?
  • What is dual listing?
  • What happens when you are actively listed?