Cardiac Center

Heart Failure and Heart-Lung Transplantation

If your child has irreparable heart or lung disease, organ transplantation offers great promise. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Heart-Lung Transplant Program is one of the largest in the world and draws upon the collaboration of a closely-knit healthcare team.

Under the leadership of Thomas Spray, MD, Surgical Director of Thoracic Organ Transplant, Joseph Rossano, MD, Medical Director, Heart Transplantation, and Samuel Goldfarb, MD, Medical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation, our program is known both for its excellence and for its comprehensive approach to care. We have performed:

If your child is referred to us, we will evaluate him and meet with your family before your child is placed on the transplant list. Our goal is first to investigate other treatment options that could improve your child's health and quality of life. We explore medical therapies and other types of surgeries that may eliminate the need for transplantation.

Pediatric heart failure, pulmonary hypertension treatments

Among the services available to you and your child before considering transplantation:

Heart transplantation evaluations and referrals

If pediatric heart transplantation is being considered, please request an evaluation at Children's Hospital as early as possible by calling 267-426-9600 or sending us an e-mail at cardiac@email.chop.edu.

If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient, please call 215-590-6051 or send an e-mail to Joseph Rossano, MD, Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program.

Lung or heart-lung transplantation evaluations and referrals

If pediatric lung or heart-lung transplantation is being considered, please request an evaluation at Children's Hospital as early as possible by calling 267-426-0664 or sending us an e-mail at lungtransplant@email.chop.edu.

If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient, please call 215-590-0388 or send an e-mail to Samuel Goldfarb, MD, Medical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs.

Our heart transplant team

Heart transplant surgeons

Heart transplant physicians

Medical director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Heart transplant nurse practitioners

Heart transplant nurse coordinators

Heart and lung transplant nurse coordinators

Heart transplant pharmacist

Heart Transplant Physical therapy, exercise physiology, and rehabilitation

Heart transplant psychologist

Heart transplant social worker

Heart transplant child life specialist

Heart transplant dietitians

Heart transplant office coordinator

Our lung transplant team

Lung transplant surgeons

Lung transplant physicians

Medical director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Lung transplant nurse practitioners

Lung transplant pharmacist

Physical therapy, exercise physiology, and rehabilitation

Lung transplant psychologist

Lung transplant social worker

Lung transplant child life specialist

Lung transplant nutritionist

Transplant financial counselor

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