Your Trusted Partner

With more than 340 lung transplants completed since 1991, our skilled doctors and surgeons are experts in lung transplant and advanced lung disease. A program of “firsts”, the first heart/lung transplant in Kentucky was performed in 1988 at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital and the first double-lung transplant was performed in 1995.

Located in Louisville, Ky. with outreach centers in Lexington, Ky., Northern Kentucky (Crestview) and Owensboro, Ky., UofL Health – Trager Transplant Center has expert doctors, surgeons and nurse coordinators, social workers, psychiatrists, pharmacists and dietitians all working together to determine the best care plan for your condition. As your trusted partner, you can count on our entire team to guide you through any process or decision that needs to be made. That’s the Power of U.

A lung transplant can improve your quality of life and can extend years to your life.

Not only does our transplant team at UofL Health have a reputation for excellent outcomes and successful lung transplants, but we also pride ourselves on the compassionate care we provide to the people we serve. With respect for the dignity of the patient and the loved ones who care for and struggle alongside them, we are here to help you through every step of the process.

Receiving a lung transplant is a lifelong commitment that requires expert care from the start. Patients dealing with the ending stage of lung disease have continually relied on the expertise of our multi-disciplinary team - all of which work closely with the operating room, critical care and medical-surgical units at UofL Health – Jewish Hospital to provide the highest standard of patient care.

Could you be a candidate for a lung transplant? For an appointment with a lung transplant specialist, please fill out our contact form.

Are you a physician referring a patient? Complete and fax the lung transplant referral form to 502-587-4384.

Comprehensive Care for Advanced Lung Diseases

A lung transplant is a lifesaving cure for a variety of advanced lung conditions. The lung transplant program at UofL Health – Trager Transplant Center has given new hope to people of all ages and continues to be a leader in lung transplants.

Our team is dedicated to helping patients understand their diagnoses. We provide advanced treatment and perform lung transplants for the entire spectrum of respiratory diseases and conditions, including:

  • Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Including Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Smoker’s Lung and other lung conditions
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Research and Clinical Trials

Patients dealing with the ending stage of lung disease, rely on the program's comprehensive approach that brings together experts in pulmonary (lung) medicine and surgery, nursing, infectious disease, pharmacy, pathology and social work. The team's focus is to provide patients with personalized care and treatment options that meet their specific needs.

Physician Resources

Patient Education

Bill’s Transplant Story

After Bill Hisle experienced a scary, unexpected health event, he faced a lot of uncertainty regarding his health. With the help of the UofL Health – Trager Transplant Center and their team, Bill is now able to confidently live his life to the fullest.

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