UT Southwestern provides the highest-quality care and helps restore patients to full and productive lives. Our transplantation teams are there for patients, from initial evaluation through the life of the organ
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s
Lung Transplant team has performed more than 600 lifesaving transplants –
making our program one of fewer than 25 in the U.S. to reach this milestone. In
fact, we have performed nearly 300 lung transplants in the past five years
This level of experience and expertise has resulted in outstanding outcomes. Our patients’ one-year survival rate is No. 1 in the region and exceeds the national average.
UT Southwestern Medical Center Lung Transplant Program
Meet our Lung Transplant team, see our new state-of-the-art facility, and learn how our multidisciplinary approach to caring for people with end-stage lung disease makes us one of the top-volume centers for lung transplant in the nation.
Sophisticated Lung Transplant Tools and Techniques
UT Southwestern’s skilled Lung Transplant team uses the most sophisticated tools and techniques to help patients with end-stage lung disease who have exhausted their other treatment options. Our experienced team of experts collaborates to deliver world-class, evidence-based care.
We also pioneer the use of leading-edge technologies to treat patients with advanced lung disease.
UT Southwestern is one of fewer than two dozen U.S. centers using ex vivo perfusion, which helps physicians more thoroughly evaluate donor lungs and aims to improve their quality – expanding the number of available healthy lungs – before they are considered for transplantation. The technology runs artificial blood through the circulatory system of a lung after it has been removed from a donor’s body, thereby extending the time period that the lung is viable for evaluation and transplantation.
We also offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), an established technology that is used outside the body to help diseased lungs and hearts more effectively deliver oxygen to the blood. ECMO allows patients to be mobile, which helps them remain as strong as possible while they await lung transplantation.
Clinical trials help patients access the most promising new treatments before they are available to the public. If you have lung disease, speak with your doctor to find out if taking part in a clinical trial might be right for you.
Multidisciplinary, Statewide Care
Our team includes pulmonologists (lung doctors), surgeons, intensive care physicians, and specialized nursing staff, as well as imaging and infectious diseases specialists, transplant coordinators, social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists, and financial coordinators.
These specialists work together to provide ongoing medical management and simplify every step of the process – from support for patients awaiting lung transplants to comprehensive outpatient treatment of transplant recipients.
For our patients’ convenience, UT Southwestern has satellite clinics in Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, and Tyler that allow us to perform an initial screening and evaluation – close to patients’ homes – to see if transplant is an option for them.
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Transplant Intake Coordinator: Allison Moore, RN, B.S.N.
24 hours, 7 days a week
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Fort Worth, Texas 76104 817-882-2400
BSA Amarillo Diagnositic Clinic6700 W. 9th Street
Amarillo, Texas 79106 877-392-1528
El Paso Pulmonary Association4305 N. Mesa St.
El Paso, Texas 79902 877-391-1528
Covenant Health Pulmonary3621 22nd Street
Lubbock, Texas 79410 877-392-1528
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center301 North N Street
Midland, Texas 79701 977-391-1528
UT Health Science Center - Riter Center11937 US Hwy 271
Tyler, Texas 75708 877-391-1528