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To support innovative research and life-saving programs for the lung transplant community.
The Lung Transplant Lifeline will lead the way in building a world-wide culture of philanthropy around support for lung transplantation. We will become an exhaustive resource for a new generation where lung health is a priority for all.
In three short years, because of the incredible support from donors and volunteers, LTL has been able to make an impact to help patients and researchers. And we are just getting started!
to help us save a life, today
Since opening our doors, our Foundation has brought a distinctive sense of urgency and efficiency to the lung research landscape and transplant patient support. We’re always challenging how we can advance research, better and faster. Our people are determined, collaborative, and amongst the brightest.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
“The work we are doing to support patients and researchers, is critical to saving and extending the lives of all lung transplant patients. I am honored to lead the charge in the fight for lung health.”
Board of Directors
So much of our ambition and direction as an organization is thanks to our distinguished board. The dedication at the board level is unsurpassed, as evidenced by their personal and financial commitment to support the lung community.
BOARD CHAIR | FNP-BC; AVP of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Services
CO-FOUNDER + TREASURER | Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Transplanted 2012
VICE CHAIR | Cystic Fibrosis | Transplanted 2010
BOARD MEMBER | Liesbeth’s Lung Transplant Caregiver team 2009
MD, MPH, Medical Director of Lung Transplant Program, CUMC
MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, CUMC
FOUNDER | Pulmonary Fibrosis | Transplanted 2012
August 19, 1945 – November 1, 2018
In the News
The Men Behind The Lung Transplant Project NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — This week’s 50 People to Know, focuses on two people who are part of a larger cause – something called the Lung Transplant Project. Meet 61-year-old Jerry Cahill who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at...read more
In June 2016, I was a full time employee, lived with a roommate and was hanging out with my friends on the weekend. Things like doing laundry and walking just a block were becoming increasingly more difficult and with 28% lung function I knew transplant was in my...read more
A Story of Hope and JoyEight years ago, I was an active guy. I had a great family and I was skiing, sailing, hiking and running a summer camp. At the time, I had no idea what pulmonary fibrosis was, and if someone had told me I would soon be on the waiting list for a...read more
A Life Changing ExperienceIt is impossible to predict the future and life as we know it can change dramatically in an instant. At work on a summer day in 2004 I was overwhelmed by an uncontrollable cough. It became so annoying that I left work and drove myself to the...read more