The Lung Transplant Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of the oldest in the country. By January 1, 2014, Vanderbilt had performed more than 350 lung transplants and 20 combined heart/lung transplants. The Vanderbilt Lung Transplant Program is a Medicare-designated program for lung transplantation and is currently the only lung transplant program in Tennessee. Our patients come from Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Click here to learn more about what makes us special.
Mary Kathryn Osborn's life was controlled by her cystic fibrosis. Though she'd always tried to stay active, by the time she was in her early 20s the disease was preventing her from finishing school and holding a full-time job. Her health even affected her wedding date. A double lung transplant gave Osborn her breath again, and much more. Read her story here.