Contact: Julie Meador
University of Kentucky
Caption: After suffering from black lung disease, Ernie Gillispie, became the first UK HealthCare patient to receive help from an artificial lung that led to a double lung transplant. The machine that helped save his life was designed by UK's very own, Dr. Jay Zwischenberger.
Credit: Greg Robinson and UK Public Relations & Marketing
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