Pediatric Lung Transplant Program
Organ transplantation offers great promise for children with end-stage lung disease. Our Pediatric Lung Transplant Program is known both for its excellence and for its comprehensive approach to care. Our world-class multidisciplinary team explores all options to determine each child’s personalized treatment plan. For children who would benefit from lung transplantation, our team is one of the most experienced in the nation. We have performed more than 70 lung transplants and our outcomes are among the best in the world.
Lung Transplant: Leah’s Story
Born with a rare lung disorder, Leah is one of the youngest patients to go from a heart-lung bypass machine to successful lung transplant.
Why Choose Us?
The Lung Transplant Program is led by cardiothoracic transplant surgeons dedicated to lung, and heart-lung transplantation, as well as cardiothoracic surgery. They have worked extensively with the most complex pediatric cases.
Lung Transplant: A Guide for Patients and Families
Download this guide to learn about important topics including the transplant evaluation process, waiting for a transplant, transplant surgery, post-transplant care, and life after transplant.
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.
Our Programs and Services
Our pediatric lung transplant team members are known both for their surgical expertise and for their comprehensive approach to care. We’re here to care for your child and family every step of the way, including evaluation, transplantation, long-term follow-up and the transition to adult care.