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Advanced Lung Disease Transplant Services

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

The Interstitial Lung Disease program offers expert diagnostic services and coordinated follow up plans through a multidisciplinary team of specialists. With an emphasis on continuity of care, the ILD program co-manages ongoing strategies with both the patient and referring physician through attentive communication and flexible approaches tailored to the unique needs of the individual patient.

Stanford ILD Program Highlights

  • Exceptional response times—in most cases the patient is called within 48 hours of referral and is seen in the clinic within 2-3 weeks
  • Broad range of services, from diagnostic to transplantation, including video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for the diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Active research into cause and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis
  • Same day clinics and multidisciplinary care conferences, fostering close collaboration between specialists such as radiology, pathology, rheumatology, and transplant
  • Personalized, compassionate plans that focus on quality of life and symptom management
  • Ongoing ILD support group and LAM support group
  • Multiple clinical trials including research for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Community outreach to referring physicians focusing on developments in the field

Patient Stories

After disease claimed her lungs, Jennifer Julian begins a new life with expert help from the Interstitial Lung Disease Program.

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