Lung-transplant recipient Mike Bright wound up back at John Sealy Hospital a year after surgery. He wanted it that way. “I have a lot of people to thank,” said Bright, 60, an aerospace manager from League City. After he met with UTMB’s Dr. Vincent Valentine, a transplant pulmonologist, he was placed on the transplant list and three days later cardiothoracic surgeons Drs. Scott Lick and Daniel Beckles performed the operation.