The Latner Thoracic Research Program: Scientific direction of research streams


Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories (LL) is a world-leading medical research laboratory in the field of thoracic surgery and lung transplantation. LL has grown at a remarkable pace over the last decade and now has over 100 members. Even though LL is a very productive unit, the growth has brought with it some logistical problems that hamper efficacy. This project aimed at characterizing and identifying areas of improvement and producing a strategy to improve LL logistics. Using observational, survey, and interview techniques, we identified 5 key areas of improvement (intranet, teaching, ordering and inventory, meetings, and branding). Here, we propose specific solutions to these issues.

Capstone Team: 

Hillary Chan
Jussi Tikkanen


Capstone Advisory Committee:

Dr. Colin Furness
Shaf Keshavjee
Jerome Valero
Kevin Vuong


TRP Faculty Lead: