Lung Transplants

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:

Siaosi Veimau - double lung transplant patient

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

​Appointments & Referrals

We welcome questions 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. Call 888-UCSD-LNG for more information.

Lung Transplant Specialists

Meet our physicians