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 1,600 lung and heart-lung transplantations, far exceeding other transplant centers.
In 2012, for the seventh year in a row, UPMC specialists performed 100 or more lung and combined heart-lung transplants.
UPMC's Lung Transplant Program is the only one in the nation that has achieved this consistent volume year after year, while maintaining outcomes that have met or exceeded national averages.
This is especially important when you consider that UPMC’s significant experience allows its specialists to accept many 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.