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Breathe easy, Arizona

Norton Thoracic Institute continues to serve as a premier destination for world-class diagnosis and treatment of complex thoracic (lungs, chest, liver, kidney, abdomen, and esophagus) diseases and is home to one of the busiest and most successful lung transplant programs in the nation.

Our reputation for putting patients first and getting the best results inspires unparalleled confidence in every area of our care. It’s no wonder the most difficult and complex cases across the region, nation, and world continue to seek us out.

  • Award-winning

    Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
    Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

  • Leaders among leaders

    Home to one of the largest lung transplant centers in the country and ranked #1 in the Southwest.

  • Post-COVID treatment

    Innovative resources for the treatment of post-COVID lung disease.

Conditions we treat

Norton Thoracic Institute inspires confidence among patients, families, and providers with industry-leading outcomes, advanced practice leadership, and groundbreaking research.

  • Lung Diseases

    • Lung Diseases
    • Lung cancer
    • Advanced lung disease
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Chronic Obstructive
    • Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Hemothorax
    • Hyperhidrosis
    • Interstitial lung disease
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Thymoma

  • Esophageal

    • Esophageal cancer
    • Barrett’s esophagus
    • Barrett’s ablation
    • GERD
    • Hiatal hernia
    • Benign tumors
    • Achalasia
    • Esophageal stricture
    • Motility disorders

  • Transplants and Chest Wall

    • Lung
    • Kidney
    • Liver


    Chest Wall

    • Benign and malignant tumors
    • Thoracic outlet
    • Congenital abnormalities

Our locations

Specialists in getting you back to everyday life

At Norton Thoracic Institute, we understand that chronic illness affects more than your health. It affects your life. Our team of experts specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary issues, including lingering COVID-19 symptoms. But when your daily activities are affected by an ongoing health condition, our real specialty is helping you get back to all the everyday moments that bring your life joy.

Lung issues | Esophageal disorders | Upper GI problems

Meet the team

When you visit St. Joseph's Norton Thoracic Institute, you will be treated by experienced, respected experts in lung and esophageal disease. Our dedicated patient care team includes pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, and a support staff designed to meet all of your needs.

We are here to help you breathe easier, Arizona.

The COVID Recovery Program is here

When your body fought COVID-19, you didn’t have a choice about the damage that was done. But you have a choice about how to treat it. Our COVID Recovery Program gives you access to leading-edge research and nationally recognized specialists in this emerging field. Make a decision today to meet the team that’s creating new options when it comes to Post-COVID Syndrome.