Our Patients

Our patient stories profile those who have had lung transplants at UPMC. Although everyone’s care experience is unique, we hope that sharing these stories will help prospective patients and their families better understand these procedures and their potential impact on patients’ lives.


Bob Dolence, Lung Transplant Recipient

Bob Dolence
In 2003, Bob was using supplemental oxygen to support his lungs. Today, with a new set of lungs, he is breathing just fine on his own.
Read Bob Dolence's lung transplant success story.

Jason Gregg, Lung Transplant Recipient Jason Gregg
In June 2008, Jason was told he had only two years to live.
Read Jason Gregg's lung transplant success story.
Nancy Matthews, Lung Transplant Recipient Nancy Matthews
On December 10, 2008, Nancy received her double lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian. Just two years later, she hiked in the mountains at Yellowstone National Park.
Read Nancy Matthews' lung transplant success story.
John Sullivan, Lung Transplant Recipient

John Sullivan
On May 1, 1991, John had his first lung transplant at UPMC Presbyterian. He was 44 years old, and received a single right lung.
Read John Sullivan's lung transplant success story.


These patients' treatments and results may not be representative of all similar cases. 

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