Lung Transplant

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The Lung Transplant Program at UC San Diego Health began in 1989 under the direction of the internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Stuart W. Jamieson, MB, FRCS

The program performed its first lung transplant in 1990 and continues to have a robust volume annually with excellent outcomes. The one-month and one-year survival rates are 94 percent and 81 percent, respectively.

The Lung Transplantation Program is certified by Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Why would someone need a lung transplant?

Lung transplantation is a treatment option for irreversible, life-threatening lung diseases such as:

How can I get more information?

Siaosi Veimau - double lung transplant patient

Double lung transplant patient Siaosi Veimau celebrates life with his family outside of Sulipizio Cardiovascular Center, July 2014.

We welcome any inquires about our program, as well as new referrals and self-referrals. Our program works closely with your current physicians to provide continuity of care and a team approach.

For more information, please call:

  • Toll-Free: 888-UCSD-LNG