Lung Transplantation

Lung Transplant Program

The Lung Transplant program at Jewish Hospital has served the Louisville community and region for more than 15 years. The first heart/lung transplant in Kentucky was performed in 1988 at Jewish Hospital, and the first double-lung transplant was performed in 1995.

Patients dealing with end stage lung disease have continually relied on the expertise of transplant surgeons, pulmonologists, transplant coordinators, psychiatrists, social workers, financial coordinators, medical consultants and administrators who work closely with the operating room, critical care and medical-surgical units at Jewish Hospital to provide the highest standard of patient care.

The United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) recently released gratifying data stating that the one-year survival rate among patients undergoing transplantation was 95%. This survival rate is significantly higher than the national one-year survival rate. We attribute these results to a trained medical team caring for each transplant recipient.

Jewish Hospital works closely with University of Louisville School of Medicine faculty to pursue advanced transplant research, develop new technologies, promote enhanced educational programs, and provide the finest pre- and post-transplant patient care.

Contact the Transplant Center via email or for transplant referral information, call 1-800-866-7539 and follow the organ-specific telephone prompts. Jewish also offers a Transplant Pharmacy to all past and current transplant recipients. For more information about the pharmacy, click here.

For transplant list information and waiting times, click here.  Click here to read our brochure.



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Last Updated: 7/16/2014