Our board-certified physicians are expertly trained in lung transplantation with more than 20 years of experience.
As a patient of UF Health Shands Transplant Center, you benefit from our three key features: experience, expertise and excellence.
Our center is home to the first adult, first pediatric and first heart-lung transplants in Florida. The UF Health Shands Transplant Center also performed the first re-transplant (a second lung transplant in the same patient) in the state and the first transplant for ventilator-dependent patients.
Our doctors are experts in innovative treatments, such as ex vivo lung perfusion (XVIVO) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) (See references below). Our team also serves as a regional resource for lung transplant to physicians and other health care providers.
The UF Health Lung Transplant Program has an average wait list time of three months, which compares favorably to the state average of six months. Our one-year survival rate of 93.09% exceeds the national average of 87.47%, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) (PDF). Moreover, UF Health has the lowest adult waitlist mortality rate among all lung transplant programs in the state. This means that choosing UF Health for your lung transplant gives you a better overall outcome: 1) shorter wait time, 2) high likelihood of surviving after transplant and 3) lowest likelihood of dying while waiting for new lungs.
- Call (352) 265-8940 to make a referral to the Lung Transplant Program or for lung transplant related questions.
- If providers would like to speak directly with one of our transplant pulmonologists regarding one of their patients, please call (352) 580-6955 and we will be in contact within 24 hours.
- For hospital-to-hospital transfers of urgent lung transplant referrals, please call (352) 580-6955.
- Lung transplant fax: (352) 265-8970
UF Health Shands Hospital is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals for pulmonology and lung surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Meeting your health care needs
Address, directions and parking
UF Health offers free parking to patients as well as their families and guests.
Fares are $0.75-$1.50. Exact change is required. Some passengers are eligible to ride for free.
Free shuttles are available and are equipped for people with disabilities.
Vouchers are available at checkout and must be presented to the parking attendant.
Hours of operation
|Monday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
Conditions and treatments
- Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
- Pulmonary Disease
- Transplant Hepatology
- Transplant Surgery
- Pediatric Transplant
- Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplants
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Lung Transplant – Heart & Vascular Hospital, please contact (352) 441-2574.
Costs, billing, and insurance
Pay your bill online by logging into MyUFHealth. If you'd like to pay by phone, please call (352) 265-7906 or our toll-free number (888) 766-8154. You can also make checks or money orders payable to UF Health PO Box 16051 Lewiston, ME 04243-9534.
If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult our billing section.
Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
For your convenience and peace of mind
Aids and services are available to help people with disabilities communicate effectively.
Many of UF Health's properties have various branch ATMs and/or branch offices.
Baby-changing stations are available in many of UF Health's restrooms.
Options include Opus Coffee and Starbucks in the hospital atriums.
Patients and guests get free wireless internet access at UF Health hospitals.
The Garden of Hope, Sun Terrace, and other spaces help patients and families relax.
Gender-neutral, public restrooms are located throughout UF Health's properties.
The Gift Stops offer a wide variety of gifts and products for patients and families.
UF Health provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English.
You can download a form or call (352) 594-0909 to have medical records mailed or faxed.
Notary services are available to patients and visitors Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smoking, chewing tobacco, or using electronic cigarettes is prohibited on UF Health properties.
Social workers are part of the patient's care team and work with medical staff and nurses.
In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth care via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.
In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth visits via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.