Lung Transplant

The lung transplant team at the University of Maryland is one of the most experienced in the nation. We have a reputation for treating a broad range of patients with advanced lung disease, including those considered high-risk, such as older patients and those with complex conditions.

Our team has been performing lung transplants for decades, and we are actively involved in developing the next generation of techniques and devices to treat advanced lung disease. Our physicians have trained many of the country’s top lung transplant surgeons.

Lung Transplant at the University of Maryland

We take the time to get to know you and encourage you to be actively involved in your treatment decisions. Our team is always available to explain a procedure in more detail or answer any questions you may have. Meet our team.

Features of our lung transplant program include:

  • Proven outcomes: University of Maryland lung transplant patients have a one-year survival rate of 92 percent, exceeding the national average of 86 percent. Our impressive outcomes are due to our superior level of expertise, integrated team of lung specialists and access to the most advanced lung transplant technology.
  • High-risk patients: Between 25 to 30 percent of our lung transplant patients are rejected from other hospitals because they are too high-risk. Many hospitals won’t operate on patients more than 65 years of age. Our team works with this high-risk population, including patients in their 70s. Our expertise with these complex cases makes us highly qualified to deal with more “routine” transplants.
  • Lung Rescue Unit: We care for patients with acute lung injuries in this specialized unit. Here, you receive advanced, specialized care from our team of lung experts 24 hours a day. Learn more about our Lung Rescue Unit.
  • Clinical trials: We are advancing the field of lung transplant with innovative techniques and devices. For example, we are currently participating in a trial to determine whether inhaling anti-rejection medication directly into the lung is more effective and beneficial than taking it by mouth.

What to Expect

At the University of Maryland Medical Center, we know that a lung transplant can be a source of great anxiety, not only for your but for your family and friends. We are here to make the process as smooth as possible.

Daisy with Pham on ECMOBelow are links to information on the steps someone seeking a lung transplant will go through prior to, during, and after surgery.

Before the Transplant

The Transplant

After the Transplant

Leading in Innovation

At the University of Maryland Medical Center, we strive to provide our patients with the most-advanced treatments for their conditions.

Click on the following links to learn more about our different programs