Lung Transplantation

Enrique Diaz-Guzman, MD; Keith Wille, MD and Joseph Barney, MD

Lung transplantation is a treatment option for selected patients whose lung function cannot be improved by other means. It has been shown to increase survival of patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and is indicated to improve the survival and the quality of life of patients with a number of other end-stage pulmonary conditions such as COPD, Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension. Currently, there are about 65 active lung transplantation centers in the United States. Since 1989, UAB has performed 615 lung transplants, which places us among the 10 busiest centers in the Nation. We hope you will find this website to be useful and please do not hesitate to explore the links provided below for more detailed information.

For patient referrals:

Phone: (205) 975 8615
Fax: (205) 975 9792

Other Resources:
American Lung Association: www.lungusa.com 
United Network for Organ Sharing: www.unos.org 
Second Wind Lung Transplant Association: www.2ndwind.org

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