Stanford's Center for Advanced Lung Disease (ALD) offers comprehensive specialty care for patients with conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, lymphangeioleiomyomatosis, cystic fibrosis and interstitial lung disease.  

Center for Advanced Lung Disease at Stanford
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-3633 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

Your Care Team

The group of specialists involved in the care of patients who are undergoing a transplant procedure is often referred to as the "transplant team." Each individual works together to provide the best chance for a successful transplant and ongoing post-transplant care and support. The lung transplant team consists of:

Transplant surgeons—doctors who specialize in transplantation and who will be performing the surgery. The transplant surgeons coordinate all team members. They follow a patient before the transplant and continue to follow the patient after the transplant and after discharge from the hospital.

Pulmonologists—doctors who specialize in the function and disease of the lungs. Pulmonologists will help manage a patient before and after the surgery.

Transplant nurse coordinator—a nurse who organizes all aspects of care provided to a patient before and after the transplant. The nurse coordinator will provide patient education and coordinate the diagnostic testing and follow-up care.

Social workers—professionals who will provide support to your family and help your family deal with many issues that may arise including lodging and transportation, finances, and legal issues.

Financial coordinators—dedicated transplant financial coordinators will work work closely with yourself and your family supporting your insurance needs.

Dietitians—professionals who will help a patient meet his/her nutritional needs before and after the transplant. They will work closely with you and your family.

Physical therapists—professionals who will help a patient become strong and independent with movement and endurance after the transplantation.

Pastoral care—chaplains who provide spiritual care and support.

Nurse practitioner—an advanced practice nurse who, in collaboration with transplant pulmonologists, medically manages/treats transplant patients.

Other team members—several other team members will evaluate a patient/child before transplantation and provide follow-up care, as needed. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pharmacists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Cardiologists
  • Hematologists
  • Urologists
  • Nephrologists
  • Infectious disease specialists
  • Lab technicians
  • Psychologists

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff.  We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.  

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

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650-723-3633

Resources

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Different programs in our clinic require different records and test results. Use the following checklists to determine what to send when making a referral. When you are ready to make a referral, fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-723-3106.

REFERRAL CHECKLIST

Heart-Lung and Lung Transplant Program
  • Patient Referral Form
  • Patient phone number, address, and Social Security Number
  • Insurance information
  • History and physical, clinic notes, or hospital discharge summary
  • Pulmonary function studies
  • X-ray report
  • Thoracic CT scan report (if performed)
  • Chemistry panel
  • Hematology panel
  • Sputum cultures and sensitivities for patients with cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis
  • Copy(s) of heart catheterization report(s) if performed
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Patient Referral Form
  • History and physical notes, including clinic or office notes and current medications
  • Hospital discharge if in last two years
  • Recent PFT or spirometry
  • Recent Sputum cultures and sensitivities
  • Recent CT scan
Interstitial Lung Disease Program
  • Patient Referral Form
  • Most recent Pulmonary Function Tests (breathing tests)
  • CDs of recent high resolution CT scan of the chest, any other recent CT scans
  • Any lung biopsy reports, including slides
  • Recent lab work, including any serology testing done to identify autoimmune disease
  • Recent history, office visit, and physical notes from local pulmonologist or primary care provider
  • Echocardiogram
  • Current list of medications
  • Discharge summary from any recent hospitalizations
  • "Six Minute Walk" or other oxygen exercise testing

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