Breathtaking Discoveries; Breath-giving Care
Jefferson has long been a sought-after destination for next-generation pulmonary care. In 2017, with a transformational investment from the Kormans, we elevated our lung program to the national stage with the establishment of the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute – Jefferson Health + National Jewish Health.
By combining Jefferson’s distinguished physician-scientists with the world-class expertise of National Jewish Health, the Korman Respiratory Institute is actively reimagining academic medicine in the modern era with a unique “no limits” approach to healthcare innovation. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a rapidly expanding health network, we are enhancing our signature brand of next-generation care with caring on a local, regional, and national scale.
Philanthropy is the foundation upon which our key priorities—clinical care, education, and research—stand, serving as a vital catalyst for trailblazing work that is leading to better treatment, more hope, and even cures.
The Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute is home to a collaborative, translational research model that pairs basic scientists with clinical teams to ask the right questions and accelerate discoveries from the bench to the bedside. Our world-class researchers are pursuing bold new avenues of study, including genetic determinants of airways disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung inflammation, tobacco-related disorders, and lung development. Armed with cutting-edge techniques, diagnostics, and disease models, we are exploring the molecular mechanisms that underpin pulmonary disorders to identify new pathways for intervention.
Programs of Excellence
The Korman Respiratory Institute is taking Jefferson’s pulmonary program to new heights, expanding our comprehensive, next-generation lung care beyond our Center City campus in Philadelphia to our growing network of partner sites. It is a powerful catalyst for respiratory innovation, cementing our reputation for excellence in key disease areas: