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Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplant Program

In Northwestern Memorial Hospital Arkes Pavilion


The Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplant Program is part of the Advanced Lung Disease Program, which offers a multidisciplinary approach to care for patients with advanced lung disease. This means we are committed to providing you with leading-edge, comprehensive, compassionate care. We bring together a team of experts in the fields of advanced lung disease, including adult cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, primary and secondary pulmonary hypertension, Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency, bronchiectasis, histiocytosis, pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis. Our team has made fundamental discoveries to positively impact the care of patients undergoing lung transplant.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is available at discounted rates for patients and visitors of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Download Parking Map

Parking Rates

Standard Parking

Up to 7 Hours: $13 7 to 24 Hours: $28

Parking Validation

Parking garage tickets must be validated each time a car is parked. Without validation, regular garage rates will apply. You can validate your ticket at the customer service desks on the first and second floors.

Parking Lots and Entrances

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There are multiple transportation options to serve you. Find convenient transportation to and from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, including taxis, public transit and train transportation.


Northwestern Medicine is committed to providing a hospitable environment for all. We offer the following accessibility resources to accommodate your stay or visit:

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Wheelchairs
  • Patient escorts
  • Language interpreters
  • Resources for the hard of hearing
  • Service animals

Learn more about our accessibility resources.


Our transplant team provides innovative services for patients who are waiting for a donor to help improve quality of life and reduce symptoms. Alternative services include: 

  • Lung volume reduction: Thoracic surgeons remove small wedges of damaged lung tissue in order to help the remaining lung tissue function more efficiently. This can improve the quality of life in COPD patients.
  • Interventional bronchoscopy: An interventional pulmonologist can use this technique to perform bronchial dilatations, stent placement and endobronchial laser procedures to alleviate symptoms.
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): An innovative device is used as a “stopgap” for lengthening a candidate’s life until a transplant has been found. It provides direct oxygenation and allows the patient to move, eat and even gain strength. (By contrast, traditional ventilators can damage lungs by pushing air into them.)

Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine is proud to have five hospitals ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the only Illinois hospital on the national Honor Roll for 12 straight years, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.