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