Lung Transplant

Our team has performed more than 600 lung transplants and offers leading-edge technologies and research-driven care to patients with a variety of advanced lung diseases.

UT Southwestern Medical Center Lung Transplant Program
Meet our lung transplant team, see our new state-of-the-art facility, and learn how our multidisciplinary approach in caring for end-stage lung disease makes us one of the top volume centers for lung transplant in the nation.

UT Southwestern’s skilled Lung Transplant team uses the most sophisticated tools and techniques to help patients with end-stage lung disease who have exhausted their other treatment options. Our experienced team of experts collaborates to deliver world-class, evidence-based care.

About Our Program

UT Southwestern’s Lung Transplant team has performed more than 600 of these lifesaving surgeries – making our program one of fewer than 25 in the U.S. to reach this milestone. In fact, we have performed nearly 300 lung transplants in the past five years alone.

This level of experience and expertise has resulted in outstanding outcomes. Our patients’ one-year survival rate is No. 1 in the region and exceeds the national average.

UTSW heart and VAD transplant volumes

At UT Southwestern, we also pioneer the use of leading-edge technologies to treat patients with advanced lung disease.

We are one of fewer than two dozen U.S. centers using ex vivo perfusion, which helps physicians more thoroughly evaluate donor lungs and aims to improve their quality – expanding the number of available healthy lungs – before they are considered for transplantation.

We also offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), an established technology that is used outside of the body to help diseased lungs and hearts more effectively deliver oxygen to the blood. ECMO allows patients to be mobile, which helps them remain as strong as possible while they await lung transplantation.

Clinical trials help patients access the most promising new treatments before they are available to the public. If you have lung disease, speak with your doctor to find out if taking part in a clinical trial might be right for you.

Multidisciplinary, Statewide Care

Our team includes pulmonologists (lung doctors), surgeons, intensive-care physicians, and specialized nursing staff, as well as imaging and infectious diseases specialists, transplant coordinators, social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists, and financial coordinators.

These specialists work together to provide ongoing medical management and simplify every step of the process – from support for patients awaiting lung transplants to comprehensive outpatient treatment of transplant recipients.

For our patients’ convenience, UT Southwestern has satellite clinics in Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, Midland, and Tyler that allow us to perform an initial screening and evaluation – close to patients’ homes – to see if transplant is an option for them.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our lung transplant specialists or to learn more about what UT Southwestern offers to patients with lung disease, call 214-645-5505.

Physician Referrals

Dedicated Intake Coordinators make it easy and convenient for physicians to refer transplant patients to UT Southwestern. To schedule a referral with a lung transplant specialist, call Transplant Intake Coordinator Allison Moore, RN, B.S.N. at 877-391-1528 (answered 24 hours/7 days a week).

Physicians

Pulmonologists (Lung Doctors)

Lung Transplant Surgeons

Infectious Diseases Physicians

Locations

UT Southwestern Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Clinic in Amarillo
Amarillo Diagnostic Clinic, P.A.
6700 W. Ninth Avenue
Amarillo, Texas 79106 

Lung Transplant Clinic
Professional Office Building 2
5939 Harry Hines Blvd.
6th Floor, Suite 600
Dallas, Texas 75390-9253 

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
6201 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390 

UT Southwestern Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Clinic in El Paso
El Paso Pulmonary Association
Westside Office
4305 North Mesa Street, Suite A
El Paso, Texas 79912

UT Southwestern Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Clinic in Lubbock
Pulmonary Associates of Lubbock, L.L.P.
3621 22nd Street, Suite 400
Lubbock, Texas 79410

UT Southwestern Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Clinic in Midland
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center–Permian Basin
Texas Tech Physicians–Midland
301 North N Street
Midland, Texas 79701 

UT Southwestern Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Clinic in Tyler
UT Health Science Center
Riter Center-Pulmonary Clinic, 1st floor
11937 US Hwy 271
Tyler, Texas 75708