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The Florida Lung Transplant Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care in a patient-friendly atmosphere, fostering strong collaboration in the advancement of education and innovative research


The Florida Lung Transplant Center emerged in 2010 from the flagship lung transplant program in the state of Florida, started at Shands Hospital in 1994. Since the program’s inception, physicians have successfully performed more than 500 lung transplant operations, including the first adult, first pediatric and first heart-lung transplants in Florida, the first re-transplant in the state and the first transplant for ventilator dependent patients.

The Florida Lung Transplant Center team is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of patient and referring physician satisfaction. The development and successful operation of a complex procedure such as organ transplantation is challenging and requires the integration of many resources within the health center. Pharmacists, physical therapists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals are committed to focusing their education and research on the problems of patients with advanced lung disease.

The team members of the Florida Lung Transplant Center are leaders in the field of transplantation. Members lecture worldwide, are actively involved in transplant policy-making committees, and are nationally recognized for their contributions to clinical transplantation and research.

The multidisciplinary team draws on the combined talents and experience of members skilled in pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, pharmacy, nursing, research coordination, social work, physical therapy, psychology and financial planning.

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SRTR Survival Stats – July 2011

Aug 3rd, 2011

The information on this form will give you a snapshot of how our patients do after undergoing lung transplant at Shands Transplant Center at the University of Florida.

Dedication transforms Habitat house into home

Jun 20th, 2011

The house on Elder Street had a roof and walls and freshly planted sod. But it wasn’t until Sunday afternoon that it became a home. Jack and Kathy Kemper, along […]


Mar 30th, 2011

Kick-off Donate Life Month with Life-a-Palooza, Thursday, April 7 from 8-10pm at the Orange and Blue outside the Reitz Union on the UF campus. The event will include live performances […]

Repurposed transplant drug gives hope to women with fatal lung disease

Mar 25th, 2011

A drug typically used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been shown to reverse the progress of an often fatal lung disease in women, according to findings published […]

Longwood Rehab Charity Golf Tournament

Feb 22nd, 2011

Benefitting Shands at UF Transplant Long-Term Patient Housing Program Saturday, April 14, 20.  8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start.  Zellwood Station 4 Person Team Scramble 7:15 – 8 am check-in and putting […]