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Vanderbilt Lung Institute

The Vanderbilt Lung Institute brings together experts in diagnosing and treating lung disease from pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery and allergy. This unique approach gives hope through coordinated, personalized and compassionate care for even the most complex conditions that affect the lungs and breathing.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all pulmonary and lung-related conditions, including:

Institute Leaders

The Vanderbilt Lung Institute brings together the excellent teams in Pulmonary Medicine and Thoracic Surgery at VUMC to offer comprehensive and cutting-edge care for our patients. The institute's chief surgical officer is Matthew Bacchetta. Its chief medical officer is Joao deAndrade.

Matthew Bacchetta

Matthew BacchettaMD, MBA, MA

    Cardiac Surgery, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm
Joao A. De Andrade

Joao A. De AndradeMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Why Choose the Vanderbilt Lung Institute

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    A team approach

    Co-led by experts in pulmonary medicine and thoracic surgery, the institute connects you with Vanderbilt specialists in all lung- and chest-related conditions. Through this unique combination of expertise, you'll receive high quality, coordinated and compassionate care, regardless of the lung condition that brings you to Vanderbilt.

  • medical bag, case, cross, Experienced doctors
    Expanded lung transplant program

    We work with the Vanderbilt Transplant Center to make lung transplant possible for more patients. We use techniques that let us use donor organs not often accepted by other transplant centers, such as organs exposed to hepatitis C. We use a technique called ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) to rehabilitate lungs for successful transplant. We use advanced technology, including ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) as a bridge to transplant. This approach keeps selected patients with severe disease alive until they receive transplants.

  • caduceus, Depth of expertise, excellent outcomes

    Our doctors have advanced training and experience in caring for the most complex and difficult-to-manage lung diseases and related conditions. In many cases, our work has set the standards that others follow for patients with advanced lung disease and lung transplant.

  • health, circle, cross, Comprehensive care
    Advanced critical care

    We have critical care experts and technology, including ECMO, to treat acute lung injuries and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We follow patients after long stays in intensive care to track, understand and find ways to prevent long-term physical and emotional effects of critical illness.

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is among the top 20 programs in the country and the top-ranked pulmonology program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee.

  • chemistry, flask, Advanced research

    As part of an academic medical center, we are dedicated to discovery and innovation through cutting-edge research. We also train the next generation of leaders in pulmonary medicine, allergy and thoracic surgery. This gives you access to expertise and advances that may not be available elsewhere, while also helping to improve care for everyone with lung diseases.

Helping the World Breathe

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


Vanderbilt Lung Institute One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 20300
Nashville, TN 37204
1301 Medical Center Drive, B817
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 20300
Nashville, TN 37204
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2611 West End Avenue, Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37203
Today's hours:7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
782 Old Hickory Blvd., Suite 203
Brentwood, TN 37027
Today's hours:7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
919 Murfreesboro Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064
Today's hours:7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Related Programs and Clinics

By bringing together our highly skilled teams in Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, the Vanderbilt Lung Institute is your connection to expertise in lung and related conditions across Vanderbilt Health.