​The Toronto Lung Transplant Program is a world-class academic and training centre, collaborating in medical research with other national and international programs.

Our research focuses on lung regenerative medicine, primary graft dysfunction and understanding the mechanism of lung acute & chronic rejection, and prevention of infection post-transplantation.

We also perform both basic (pre-clinical) laboratory research as well as translational & clinical research for the treatment of end-stage lung disease with a focused interest in lung transplantation.

With an average of 120 lung transplants performed each year, our centre is a leader in the field of transplantation in Canada, North America and the world.

Since we began, we have performed close to 1,800 lung transplant operations to date. 

What Our Research Offers Y​ou

  • Access to a team of expert health care professionals at one of the best transplant centres in the country.
  • Access to promising new treatments, before they become widely available in the community.
  • Services that are provided at no cost to you. In certain cases, you may be reimbursed for travel and other expenses.
  • A role in advancing medical research. This makes a difference in the lives of those with the same disease, both today and in the future.

Current Research Studies and Projects:

  • Toronto Lung Transplant Clinical Research Database,
  • Toronto Lung Transplant Biobanking Project,​
  • Retrospective & Prospective Biological Study of Human Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction-CLAD,
  • CTOT20 Project
  • Bile Acids Assessment in Lung Transplant Recipients
  • Non-Perfused (DCD) Organ Donation Study

How Can You Get Involved?

If you are interested to take part in our research studies or if you have any general questions about the content of this page, please contact:

Sassan Azad, M.Sc. CCRP
Clinical Trials Manager,
Manger, Research Operations
Toronto Lung Transplant Program
Phone: 416 340 3587

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