Lung Transplant

Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program

Physician Leaders

Harish Seethamraju, MD
Roh Yanagida, MD, Ph.D

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 1-888-NJLung1.

New Jersey's only lung transplant program, the Barnabas Health Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC), offers increased access to single and double lung transplant and comprehensive treatment and management of chronic and complex lung disease.

While the primary goal of the Program is to identify suitable candidates for a transplant, the comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation can also benefit patients who are not transplant candidates.

State-of-the-art diagnostic services include:

  • CT-guided biopsy
  • Navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound
  • Bronchial thermoplasty
  • Endobronchial resection of tumors
  • Endobronchial stents
  • Pleurax catheter placement for malignant pleural effusions
  • Whole lung lavage

The Program offers complete evaluation and treatment plans for patients with lung diseases such as:

  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
    Interstitial lung diseases
  • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Scleroderma
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

Support services such as Pulmonary Rehabilitation, pain management and smoking cessation are also available to patients. The center has various ongoing cutting edge research trials helping patients with end-stage lung disease.

For the convenience of patients in central and southern New Jersey, the Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program maintains a satellite office at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. All of the initial examinations and testing necessary to evaluate a person for a lung transplant can be performed at Monmouth Medical Center.