Dr. Egan and patient Joy Cook, who received a lung transplant in 2006, in her senior year at UNC. (Photo from Endeavors magazine)
They are now testing and perfecting a new technology that could drastically increase the number of lungs suitable for transplant. Egan thinks it could also help surgeons to draw from a new donor pool - people who have died outside the hospital and have not been on life support.
The article also features two of Dr. Egan's lung transplant patients.
To read the Endeavors article, click here.