HemolungBreathing LungLifelines Newsletter

Lung Transplantation Program

UPMC is one of the most recognized and experienced centers in the world for lung and combined heart-lung transplantation. Since the program's inception in 1982, UPMC surgeons have performed more than 1,800 lung and heart-lung transplantations, far exceeding other transplant centers.

IUPMC's Lung Transplant Program is one of only a few in the nation that has achieved this consistent volume year after year, while maintaining outcomes that are on par with national averages.

This is especially important when you consider that UPMC’s significant experience allows its specialists to accept some high-risk patients who otherwise would be declined as lung transplant candidates. 

Our clinical team of talented physicians continue to develop some of the most extensive clinical expertise in the field, giving hope to patients across the country and around the world.

Read the Transplant Outcomes Report

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Read our lung transplant patient stories, including Bob Dolence's story.

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