The UK Lung Transplant Program was established in 1991 and has completed nearly 300 transplants over the past two decades. The pulmonary transplant program is broadly divided into four clinical areas to facilitate patient care. These include interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis, pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension, as well as patients with emphysema/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including those patients with coal miner's pneumoconiosis.
Early referral is critical for patients who may be candidates for lung transplantation. For patients who are currently hospitalized, inpatient consultation for transfer is encouraged to help expedite evaluation and treatment. Patients with life limiting lung disease are ideal transplant candidates and are encouraged to seek a transplant evaluation. The UK Heart & Lung Transplant Program will consider patients older than 65 years of age and those on mechanical ventilation.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of cardiothoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, pharmacists and nurses working together to determine the appropriate treatment options for each patient. Our doctors are available to discuss individual cases over the telephone as a resource for referring providers. For a physician consultation, please contact UK- MDs at 1-800-888-5533.
For lung transplant clinic appointments please call 1-800-456-5287