Lung Transplant

As one of the oldest lung transplant programs in the country – and the only one in Tennessee – the Vanderbilt Lung Transplant Program provides expert care for end-stage lung disease.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Matthew Bacchetta

Matthew BacchettaMD, MBA, MA

    Cardiac Surgery, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm
Erin A. Gillaspie
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Erin A. GillaspieMD, MPH

    Lung Conditions, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm, Surgery for Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer
Eric L. Grogan

Eric L. GroganMD, MPH

    Lung Conditions, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm, Surgery for Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer
Eric S. Lambright
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Eric S. LambrightMD

    Lung Conditions, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation, Lung/Thoracic Cancer, Surgery for Diseases of the Lung, Surgery for Diseases of the Rib Cage and Diaphragm, Surgery for Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer
Jonathan C. Nesbitt
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4.8

Jonathan C. NesbittMD

    Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Lobectomy, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymic Cancer and Mesothelioma, Lung Transplant, Lung Transplantation
Katie A. McPherson

Katie A. McPhersonMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Stephanie G. Norfolk
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Stephanie G. NorfolkMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Amit Parulekar

Amit ParulekarMD, MS, MBA

    Lung Transplant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Ivan M. Robbins
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Ivan M. RobbinsMD

    Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, General Pulmonary Medicine, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Ciara M. Shaver
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Ciara M. ShaverMD, PhD

    Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, General Pulmonary Medicine, Internal Medicine, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Anil J. Trindade

Anil J. TrindadeMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Why Choose Lung Transplant at Vanderbilt

  • Knowledge and experience

    Our team has performed more than 500 lung transplants and 20 combined heart-lung transplants, with survival rates exceeding nationally established benchmarks. Our specialists’ collective experience caring for all aspects of advanced lung disease and lung transplantation means the best possible care and outcome for you.

  • Team approach

    Our thoracic surgeons, transplant pulmonologists, nurse practitioners and coordinators work together to provide compassionate, personalized care. We work with infectious disease specialists, transplant psychiatrists, pharmacists and more to meet your physical and emotional needs. Our team also works with heart specialists to provide lifesaving lung-heart transplants.

  • Advanced treatments

    In addition to lung transplants, we offer other specialized therapies and treatments for advanced lung disease, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), lung volume reduction surgery for COPD patients who are not ready for lung transplants, and pulmonary endarterectomy for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. ECMO can help some patients recover from certain kinds of severe lung damage and perhaps avoid a lung transplant. We also use ECMO to care for extremely ill patients waiting for a transplant.

  • Short wait times

    Time is critical for people in need of a lung transplant. Our wait times for patients on the active transplant list are consistently shorter than national averages.

  • Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

  • Support services

    Our transplant center provides many support services, including social workers, transplant pharmacists and a dedicated nurse coordinator. They will guide you through the transplant process. We also offer a unique return-to-work program to help you resume employment and restore your emotional and financial well-being.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
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    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
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    Dual-organ transplant
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    Lung transplant

Locations (2)

1301 Medical Center Drive, B817
Nashville, TN 37232
460 Lanier Road, Suite 202A
Madison, AL 35758

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