At UF Health, our multidisciplinary team approach is equipped to handle heart, lung, and heart-lung transplantation procedures for pediatric patients.
Lung and heart-lung transplantation
The UF Health Pediatric Lung Transplant Program is the only one of its kind in Florida and consists of one cardiothoracic surgeon, one thoracic surgeon, one pulmonologist and four nurse practitioners.
At UF Health, we offer unique medical approaches, such as lung reduction surgery, to treat children with life-threatening lung disease. Our mission is simple: to enhance each patient’s quality of life through compassionate care, access to state-of-the-art medical treatment and ongoing research studies at UF Health.
In 2013, the UF pediatric lung transplant team performed the first heart-lung transplant in a child under the age of two in the state of Florida.
Our multidisciplinary team approach, experience, expertise, and ongoing commitment to innovation and compassionate care have set the standard of care for children with end-stage heart failure achieving excellent long-term survival rates. In a January 2020 report, The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients has measured the percentage of patients who have survived transplant for one month and one year. At our center, of the 8 patients transplanted between July 1, 2016 and Dec. 30, 2018, 100% survived one month, and 87.50% percent survived one year.