Cardiothoracic Transplant

Cardiothoracic transplant experts at UPMC treat adults and children who have advanced heart and lung diseases.

Our surgeons perform: For:

Heart and heart-lung transplants and heart-assist device implants

Adults with advanced heart failure.

Lung transplants and minimally invasive lung transplantation surgery

People with life-threatening lung diseases such as:

  • Pulmonary parenchymal disease
  • Vascular disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung cancer

Pediatric heart and lung transplants

Infants and children with heart and lung diseases such as:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary hypertension

A History of Success in Heart and Lung Transplantation

  • UPMC's 30-year history of adult and pediatric transplant procedures has positioned us as a leader and pioneer in solid-organ transplantation.
  • We’re celebrating 3,000 — and counting — cardiothoracic transplant surgeries, setting us apart as second in the world and first in western Pennsylvania to achieve this milestone.
  • Our 1,700 lung and heart-lung transplants performed since 1982, currently the largest volume in the United States.
  • Our cardiothoracic transplant surgeons have experienced a consistent flow of highly challenging and complex cases. This has afforded them a significant level of knowledge and experience in heart and lung transplantation procedures.

Contact Us

Contact the UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute with questions or for more information.

Cardiothoracic Transplant Division: 412-648-6202

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