Lung Transplant Program
Meet the Lung Transplant Team
Gary Visner, DO
A 1981 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Visner has been providing care to pediatric lung transplant patients for more than 10 years. Before joining Children's, Visner reactivated the lung transplant program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, serving as its medical director. Prior to his work in Philadelphia, he founded the pediatric transplant program at the University of Florida's Shands Hospital. Dr. Visner is an associate professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and holder of the Mary Ellen Beck-Wohl Chair in Pulmonary Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.
Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD
Dr. Fynn-Thompson serves as an assistant in Cardiac Surgery and is the surgical director for the Heart Transplant Program. In addition, he is a surgeon for the Lung Transplant Program. Dr. Fynn-Thompson's research activities are focused on clinical and translational projects, primarily with regard to minimally invasive techniques and arrhythmia surgery. He holds an Academic Appointment as Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Read how Dr. Fynn-Thompson built a bridge to transplant for a patient with the Berlin Heart.