Errol L. Bush, M.D., FACS, is a thoracic surgeon and surgical director of the Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Program for the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center.
Dr. Bush comes to Johns Hopkins from the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, where he was a cardiothoracic surgeon and assistant professor of surgery. He specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic thoracic surgical diseases—including those of routine, complex and end-stage nature.
Dr. Bush also serves as director of the Ex vivo Lung Perfusion Program (EVLP) at Johns Hopkins. EVLP is a novel therapy utilized outside of the body to resuscitate previously unsuitable donor lungs, thereby creating more suitable lungs for transplantation and effectively increasing donor supply.
His clinical interests include surgical treatment of chronic and end stage lung diseases, as well as benign and malignant diseases and lesions of the chest. He is skilled in minimally invasive operations such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), a type of thoracic surgery performed using a small video camera which is introduced into the patient's chest via a scope to treat lung and esophageal cancers. Dr. Bush also has experience with Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support oxygen to patients whose heart and lungs can no longer serve their function.
His research interests include investigations of outcomes and health disparities related to lung cancer, lung transplant and ECMO patients.