A Lung transplant may be an option for patients under age 65 with end stage emphysema, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary fibrosis and no other major conditions. Early referral is best because it gives time for a thorough evaluation and counseling for patients and their families.
More than 180 peopl have received lung transplants at Vanderbilt. Our clinics provide lifelong care for all transplant recipients. Our survival rates compare well with national survival rates tracked by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Eric Lambright, M.D., the surgical director of the program, and Eric Grogam, M.D. perform most surgeries with the Vanderbilt Thoracic Surgery Department.Visit the Vanderbilt Lung Transplant site
or call (615) 936-0393 for more information.