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Lung Transplant Program

Cleveland Clinic's Lung Transplant Program is a leader in lung transplants, both for patient volumes and successful outcomes. Since the program's inception in 1990, we have performed over 1,100 transplants with long term survival rates above the national average.
Why Choose Cleveland Clinic for Your Lung Transplant
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Why Choose Cleveland Clinic for Your Lung Transplant

Since its inception 30 years ago, Cleveland Clinic’s lung transplant program has performed more than 2,000 lung transplants. Our program is a national and international leader in both patient volumes and successful outcomes. The Cleveland Clinic lung transplant program is an active member of the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), and many of our team members serve on UNOS committees and in UNOS leadership. 

Our specialists offer lung transplantation to people who may need concomitant cardiac procedures — including bypass surgery and valve surgery — and to those with esophageal conditions or mixed connective diseases. We also offer transplantation to those who need a multi-organ transplant, including heart-lung or liver-lung transplants at the same time.

We know that the transplant process can be overwhelming. That’s why our team works together to support you throughout your transplant journey. We have highly skilled and experienced individuals on our team who’ll work with you, guiding you through the entire lung transplant process from referral to your life-long care after transplant.

You are at the center of your care. We believe that patients can continue to live at home within 1,000 nautical miles of Cleveland as they wait for their transplant. Individualized care also continues after your transplant. We will follow up with you and work with your local healthcare providers. At Cleveland Clinic, we work as a large specialized team to give you the best possible care. We’re here for you, listening to you and answering your questions.

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Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Ex vivo lung perfusion patient, Dan Lynch.

Grandfather's Lung Transplant Made Possible By Organ-Restoring Procedure

May 30, 2019

"I'm here to use my new lung to my best advantage, and that is to see our seven grandchildren."
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Ajit Tolani and his family.

Lung Transplant Becomes the First Step in Treating Man with Scleroderma

Mar 18, 2019

“Two years ago, I was just focusing on work. But now I focus on life. Cleveland Clinic has given me a second life.”

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Dr. Mehta, a pulmonologist at Cleveland Clinic, has treated Tom since the lung transplant 26 years ago. (Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic)

Meet the Father Whose Transplanted Lungs Have Lasted 26 Years

Apr 23, 2018

“Kim has always been supportive and helpful. I can truly say that if it wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t be here.”
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