Surgical Approaches to Lung Transplantation

Program Goals

Surgical Approaches to Lung Transplantation

Lung transplantation surgical techniques have been well standardized for the past three decades. In this educational activity attendees will learn of current standard surgical techniques for lung transplantation as practiced at Temple Health, as well as considerations regarding inherent limitations, evolving surgical options, and future directions for improved outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical professionals who have a clinical interest in the management of lung transplant patients as seen by the following medical specialists: Pulmonologists, Surgeons, Respiratory Physiotherapists, Respiratory Therapists (hospital, home), Home Healthcare Providers, Critical Care Medicine Specialists, Internal Medicine Specialists, Primary Care Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the current standard surgical techniques for lung transplantation and their limitations.
  • Describe double lung translation survival statistics with different surgical approaches.
  • Explain the challenges with lobar lung transplant and the TUH protocol described in this activity.
  • Define the benefits of extracorporeal circulatory support (ECS) in lung transplantation. 


Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD
Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation, Temple University Hospital
Surgical Director, Lung Failure, Temple University Hospital

Educational Activity Agenda

Surgical Approaches to Lung Transplantation

  • Front Matter and Registration (3 minutes)
  • Faculty Introduction and Academic Presentation (22 minutes)
  • Post Test, Evaluation, and Credit Application (10 minutes)

Release and Expiration Dates

Release Date: June 16, 2021
Expiration Date: June 16, 2023

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interests

Global Education Group requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Norihisa Shigemura, MD 

  • Nothing to disclose

Planners and Managers

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationship or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:


Liddy Knight

  • Nothing to disclose

Lindsay Borvansky

  • Nothing to disclose

Andrea Funk

  • Nothing to disclose

Ashley Cann

  • Nothing to disclose


CME Provider Accreditation Statement

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.     

Physician Accreditation Statement - CME

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

*This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation - CME

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Education Group

For information about the physician accreditation for this activity, please contact Global Education Group at (303) 395-1782, or

How to Obtain CME Credit

Attendees are expected to view all presentations before attempting to take the test and/or complete the activity evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or nursing credits. To receive credit, the course must be completed between June 16, 2021 and June 16, 2023.

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 0.50 hours. Please follow these steps in order to receive CME/CE credit for viewing the webcast:

  • Read all of the CME/CE accreditation information above.
  • View the complete electronic (web) activity.
  • Click on the link to apply for CME/CE credits.
  • Complete the online registration (registration is free).
  • Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 75% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.

After successfully completing the online test and/or evaluation, your application will be immediately processed and you will be given the opportunity to download a personalized CME/CE certificate for participation in this activity. 

Should you have any CME/CE questions regarding this activity, please contact:

Global Education Group
5575 S. Sycamore Street, Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-395-1782
Fax: 303-648-5311

Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Medium Used

This program has been made available online.
"Surgical Approaches to Lung Transplantation"

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by funding from the Temple Health Lung Center.

System Requirements

To view this educational activity you, will need a web browser with JavaScript and either Flash or HTML5 enabled.  Nearly all modern web browsers will work.


Copyright © 2021. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. All rights reserved.  Permission for accreditation use granted to Global Education Group (Global).


June 16, 2021


June 16, 2023


Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD

Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD

Professor, Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University | Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation, Temple University Hospital | Surgical Director, Lung Failure, Temple University Hospital