Research Saves Lives with Advancement of ECMO Device

For immediate release: July 09, 2014

Judi Sgambato was saved by ECMO, an artificial lung machine, when her lungs could no longer breathe for her. Dr. Bartley Griffith, professor of surgery, has worked on shrinking the size of this artificial lung machine to the size of a teacup, making it portable so patients can be mobile and take their artificial lung home. Dr. Griffith is committed to revolutionizing treatment options for patients with advanced lung disease so they can return to a life that is as normal as possible while recovering or awaiting the next stage of their treatment. 

Watch this video on how medical research is changing lives for real patients.