Temple University Health System

Philadelphia, PA

For Adults Only


The Temple Lung Center is a national leader in the diagnosis and treatment of lung-disease and airway conditions.  Our Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) Program is the only dedicated program of its kind in the Philadelphia region offered to patients with this rare and often undiagnosed condition.  A multidisciplinary team including pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, sleep specialists, rehabilitation specialists and digestive disease specialists work together to find a treatment plan that is best for each individual patient in our program.  Our philosophy is to treat the disease medically first, and only operate on select patients who cannot find relief otherwise.  Our goal is for patients to return to their active and healthy lives.


Charles T. Bakhos, MD, MS, FACS

Thoracic Surgeon

Associate Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery,

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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Mark Weir, MBChB, MRCP


Assistant Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery,

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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To Request an Appointment: 

Phone Number: 800-836-7536

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CureTBM partners with Angel Flights to provide free flights to seek medical treatment. 

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State service area:  residents in OH, WV, VA, PA, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME

Minimum distance:  100 miles

Maximum distance:  1,000 miles

Phone:  215-358-1900


24/7 TAXI Service


If paying with Cash,

Family Cab:  215-225-2171


If paying with a Credit or Debit Card,

Get-a-Cab:  215-438-2222

Old City Taxi:  215-338-0838

Philadelphia Cab: 215-666-6666

If you're passionate about funding research for TBM, please consider a donation below. 

Every donation is appreciated as CureTBM is the ONLY foundation that funds TBM research in the world!


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Mailing Address:

CureTBM C/O Jennifer Champy

128 Pennsylvania Court

Chapin, SC 29036