Educational Programs | M65 876 Pediatric Lung Transplantation
St. Louis Children's Hospital has the largest pediatric lung transplant program in North America. This unique clinical rotation will enable students to be exposed to the process of transplantation from referral and listing to the actual surgery and post-operative care. Both inpatient and twice weekly outpatient clinics will be available for participation and learning. The use of diagnostic tests, such as flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy with biopsies, the histopathology of infection and graft rejection, and the complexities of immunosuppression will all be explored. Weekly transplant meetings with our multidisciplinary team, as well as didactic/psychosocial and ethical and divisional care meetings will all be available. Our patient referral base is world-wide, and the primary cardiopulmonary disease states include: cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, complex congenital heart defects and alveolar proteinosis.
Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks, 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37 and 41.