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Episode #42: A Look at the Lung Allocation System: Improving Patient Access with Drs. Maryam Valapour and Kenneth McCurry

Drs. Maryam Valapour and Kenneth McCurry Drs. Maryam Valapour and Kenneth McCurry
April 2, 2024 -

Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Maryam Valapour rejoins our broadcast, along with her colleague Dr. Kenneth McCurry, to discuss optimization of the lung allocation system to continue reducing waitlist times and patient mortality. It includes commentary on how recent changes to scoring protocols are expected to impact ongoing disparities related to race and socioeconomic status. They additionally talk about the role of transplantation in patients who have severely damaged lungs resulting from COVID-19 infection, an update since our 2021 conversation.

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