The purpose of this work is to prepare transplant professionals to be successful in an era when being good clinicians and surgeons is no longer enough to achieve excellence. This book addresses the need and the questions of everyone involved in lung transplantation. Further, it will serve as a unique information source for anyone looking to become more familiar with the process of lung transplantation at all levels. Finally, it will potentially define the clinical care standards for transplant programs moving forward in the future. The book spans the pre-operative work-up, the surgical nuances, the post-operative immunosuppression management, and special approaches to critical concerns in lung transplantation. Additional chapters cover every area of interest of the modern transplant program. This book goes beyond the analysis of the formal medical and surgical aspects of lung transplantation and introduces deep knowledge on key aspects of contemporary transplant programs, such as novel scientific progress in lung transplantation, physical rehabilitation, palliative care, the multiple requirements of regulatory agencies ruling transplantation, quality measurements for transplant programs, finance, liability and the administration of an effective transplant program. Lung Transplantation is organized into sections and chapters focusing on each key aspect of lung transplantation. The progression through the different sections is logical and offers the opportunity to analyze clinical as well as basic science and organizational issues that pertain specifically to lung transplantation. This book is the first of its kind in terms of the comprehensive analysis of lung transplantation and address every critical component required for a successful high profile programmatic existence in lung transplantation. It defines the standards for clinical excellence for the first time in the field.