Lung Transplant Team

Howard J. Huang, MD
Chief, Section of Lung Transplantation
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program, Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Dr. Huang's main focus is clinical and translational research with a goal of helping lung transplant patients achieve better long-term outcomes. 

Erik Eddie Suarez, MD
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Associate Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

Dr. Suarez specializes in lung transplantation, heart transplantation, heart-lung transplantation, heart failure, bloodless transplant surgery, mechanical circulatory support (VAC and ECMO). 

Ahmad Goodarzi, MD
Pulmonologist, Lung Transplantation Program, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Dr. Goodarzi specializes in lung transplantation, critical care medicine, chronic lung disease, and ECMO.

Simon W. Yau, MD

Pulmonologist, Lung Transplantation Program, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Dr. Yau specializes in lung transplantation, advanced bronchoscopy, critical care medicine and ECMO. 

J. Georges Youssef, MD
Pulmonologist, Lung Transplantation Program, J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Section Chief, Academic Pulmonology
Dr. Youssef specializes in critical care medicine, lung transplantation and pulmonology.

Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD
Jimmy F. Howell, MD Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery & Thoracic Transplant Surgery
Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Dr. MacGillivray specializes in complex aortic root surgery, heart transplantation, lung transplantation, VAD and adult congenital heart anomalies.  

Edward Y. Chan, MD

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Houston Methodist 

Dr. Chan specializes in lung transplantation, and minimally invasive procedures, such as robot-assisted lobectomy and reflux surgery. 

Ray Chihara, MD, PhD
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Houston Methodist

Dr. Chihara specializes in minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the thoracic cavity, which include lung, esophageal, mediastinal, diaphragm and chest wall pathologies. He also specializes in respiratory failure, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation.

Marvin D. Atkins Jr., MD
Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Houston Methodist
Dr. Atkins specializes in the treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases with an emphasis on minimally invasive endovascular repair as well as traditional cardiac and thoracic surgery.

Dewei Ren, MD
Director of Thoracic Organ Procurement
Dr. Ren specializes in heart and lung organ procurement. He has certification on the OCS Lung Pump and also conducts organ transplantation research studies.

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