What happens after you've been referred to UPMC's Lung Transplant Program in Pittsburgh? The lung transplant process starts with a patient information review and complete evaluation to find the right treatment option for you.
We outlined the lung transplant process and procedure for you below.
The UPMC Lung Transplant Program is one of the most recognized and experienced centers in the world, which evaluates many high-risk patients, including those needing re-transplantation. Be sure to refer your patients early for consideration for transplant.
If you need to refer a patient, complete the patient referral form and fax to 412-864-5913.
After the UPMC lung transplant team receives your medical records and information listed on the transplant referral checklist:
The UPMC Lung Transplant Program works closely with the UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center to provide exceptional care and treatment for the entire spectrum of lung diseases. This includes comprehensive evaluations for transplantation.
Evaluations include diagnostic testing and consultations with:
These evaluations and tests can take up to five days to complete.
A multidisciplinary team reviews each patient’s case at a selection meeting and makes decisions regarding approval of lung transplant candidates. We will notify you of our decision shortly after the evaluation.
For those patients who are either too sick or too well and are not approved for a lung transplant procedure, our transplant team can refer them to the UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center, where our expert lung specialists can provide medical therapy and additional lung disease treatment options.
Learn about the lung transplantation process, the medical team, and resources available to help patients and caregivers.
Contact the Cardiothoracic Transplantation Program by phone at 412-648-6202, toll free at 844-548-4591, or by e-mail at