The University of Maryland Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides quality and compassionate care to its patients. Meet some of our patients and learn about their life-changing experiences.

Special UMMC Effort Speeds Up Lung Transplant for Virginia Woman

Heather Cronin received her first lung transplant in 2006, but chronic rejection destroyed that transplant within a year. By 2015, she needed a second transplant to keep her alive.

Double-lung and heart transplant saves father's life

Jose Fernandez, Sr., was never told how bad his heart problems were until he came to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The result? Life-saving double-lung and heart transplant surgery. Watch as he and his wife, Brenda, discuss their experience with the University of Maryland Medical Center's staff.

Garth Thorpe: Lung Machine Saves Life

At 29 years old, Garth Thorpe was returning from an overseas trip when he began to feel pain in his chest. A trip to his local ER revealed that his lungs were rapidly filling with fluid and he only had hours to live. Treatment on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) saved his life.


Tinan Doualou: Saving Mother and Baby

A few weeks into her third trimester, Tinan Doualou landed in the MICU where a massive team of doctors, nurses and social workers from almost every corner of the hospital would work together to save her life and welcome her daughter to the world.