Heart/Lung Transplant Program
The Heart/Lung Transplant Program at CHOP is one of largest in the world and is known for its excellence and comprehensive approach to care. The world-renowned experts at the Program have performed more than 25 heart/lung transplants in young children.
Our Transplant Center manages some of the most complex pediatric cases, performing between 40-50 transplants a year and exceeding national expected outcomes. We care for children of all ages, from the smallest infants through young adults.
Transplant Patients and COVID-19
Information about COVID-19 vaccine responses in transplantation is rapidly evolving. Because vaccines are critical to containing further spread of the pandemic, there has been interest in optimizing vaccine responses in vulnerable populations, including solid organ transplant recipients.
Please refer to these resources from the CDC for patients who are immunocompromised:
- COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised
- People Who Are Immunocompromised
Traveling to Philadelphia
If you are anxious about traveling to Philadelphia, we're here to support you. View our resources for patients and families to learn more information about preparing for your appointment, a guide to procedures, overnight and extended hospital stays, where to stay, billing and insurance, and a video about what to expect.
The experts on the Heart/Lung Transplant team are a closely knit healthcare team, consisting of experts from our Heart Transplant Program and our Lung Transplant Program. This team has performed more than 25 heart/lung transplants in children and young adults.