Lung Transplant Program

The UCSF Lung Transplant Program provides comprehensive care for patients before and after lung transplantation. Since our founding in 1991, we have given more than 700 patients with advanced lung disease the chance at a longer, more active life. We perform about 50 transplants each year.

Our program has established a reputation for accepting challenging, complex cases. Despite this, the survival rate for adults who receive a lung transplant at UCSF consistently exceeds the national average, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Outcomes data is available from SRTR and from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

We are also known for our extensive experience in using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to stabilize patients for long periods of time while they await transplant.

Each patient's team includes a transplant pulmonologist and a transplant surgeon, who together help assess the risks and benefits of surgery, make recommendations and follow the patient through the process. Other team members include the transplant nurse coordinator, transplant social worker, nutritionist, psychologist, pharmacist and physical therapist. We are committed to providing the best care possible and supporting our patients from initial evaluation through surgery and beyond.

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Portable Organ Care System (OCS™) Lung Sy...

    To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the OCS™ Lung System to recruit, preserve and assess non-ideal donor lungs that may not meet current standard donor lung acceptance criteria for transplantation.

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Scleroderma Lung Study III - Combining Pirfenidone With Mycophenolate

    A Phase II multi-center, double-blind, parallel group, randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trial addressing the treatment of patients with active and symptomatic Scleroderma-related interstitial lung disease (...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Phase 2 Study to Evaluate the Safety, Biological Activity, and PK of ND-L02-s0201 in Subjects...

    This phase 2 clinical study will be a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, biological activity, and pharmacokinetics (PK) of ND-L02-s0201 for Injection...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Pirfenidone for Restrictive Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction

    Despite advances in lung transplantation, the median survival remains only 55% at 5 years. The main limitation to long term survival is the development of chronic lung allograft dysfunction. In approximately 30% of c...

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    Safety and Efficacy of Inhaled Treprostinil in Adult PH With ILD Including CPFE

    This is a multicenter, randomized (1:1 inhaled treprostinil: placebo), double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled treprostinil in subjects with pre-capillary pulmonary hyp...

    Recruiting

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-pulmonology

      Best in Northern California for pulmonology and lung surgery

    • n7-2x

      Ranked No. 8 in the nation for pulmonology and lung surgery

    • n1-2x

      in the U.S. for patient survival rates one and three years after lung transplant

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