Dorothy P. & Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases


3459 Fifth AvenuePittsburghPennsylvania15213United States View Map


$2.4 Million




(412) 802-3275


(412) 647-7875


The Dorothy P. & Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases provides: state-of-the-art care for patients with interstitial lung disease that is comprehensive and compassionate international leadership in research on lung inflammation and fibrosis, promoting the translation of scientific discoveries into new treatments for patients with these lung disorders a complete resource for the education of patients and their families regarding the disease and its impact on their lifestyle Founded in 2001 thanks to the generosity of the Simmons family, the Dorothy P. & Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease is designed to provide patient-friendly advice and support for people with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). At the Simmons Center, evaluation and treatment by a multidisciplinary team is the rule rather than the exception. The center's clinical team includes: pulmonologists, including lung-transplant specialists, occupational physicians, and sleep specialists pathologists thoracic surgeons rheumatologists clinical nurse specialists Simmons Center specialists work closely with colleagues in related medical specialties to offer patients the full capabilities of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) , a world-class academic health system, and to improve the care of people with interstitial lung disease. University of Pittsburgh researchers and clinicians at the center also work closely to translate basic research on IPF into new treatments that may save lives in the future. In cases where the disease progresses, Simmons Center specialists offer referral to UPMC's Lung Transplant Program for possible lung transplantation . UPMC's lung transplant program is one of the most experienced in the world, having performed more than 700 transplants since it was founded in 1982.

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