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Cardiothoracic Transplant

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

Our surgeons perform:

  • Heart and heart-lung transplants and heart-assist device implants for adults with advanced heart failure. 
  • Lung transplants for people with life-threatening lung diseases such as:
    • Pulmonary parenchymal disease
    • Vascular disease
    • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pediatric heart and lung transplants for infants and children with heart and lung diseases such as:
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Pulmonary hypertension

Contact Us

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

Thoracic and Foregut Surgery Division: 412-647-7555

Cardiothoracic Transplant Division: 412-648-6202

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.