The UofL Health - Jewish Hospital is the home to a legacy of academic research pioneers’ who research, innovate, and offer world class treatments for the care of your heart. Our history includes being celebrated as one of the best hospitals in the country providing transformative cardiology care. Home to the Trager Transplant Center, UofL Health – Jewish Hospital is home to the only heart transplant program in the region and has a proud a legacy of over 40 firsts in cardiovascular care.
Our team was responsible for implanting the world's first and second AbioCor Implantable Replacement Hearts. The world's first successful heart transplant following the use of a thoracic ventricular assist device also took place at the center. In addition, our surgical teams were the first in Kentucky to perform open-heart surgery, heart transplant, and implantation of the HeartMate II ventricular assist device. We were also the first in the state to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Our team is made up of nationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiologists, all performing the full spectrum of invasive, non-invasive, and surgical procedures. Using the most sophisticated equipment and techniques to diagnose, manage and treat heart and vascular disease, this collaborative team is among the most highly touted in the region.