Ohio State performed its first lung transplant in 1998 and its first double lung transplant in 1999. Our pulmonary care is ranked among the nation's best by U.S.News & World Report.
Why choose Ohio State?
Our Comprehensive Transplant Center has one of the largest organ transplant programs in the nation. We perform nearly 250 kidney, liver, pancreas, combined kidney/pancreas, heart, lung and bone marrow transplants each year. Since our program started in 1967, we have performed more than 7,700 lifesaving transplants.
We are one of only 17 centers nationwide chosen to participate in the prestigious National Emphysema Treatment Trial to provide lung volume-reduction surgery. We are also one of the few Ohio locations providing adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to patients with end-stage pulmonary disease or post-transplant graft dysfunction.
Ohio State’s research collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital allows patients with cystic fibrosis to transition to adult treatment and transplantation. Our research teams are also studying new methods of organ perfusion and regeneration to help make more lungs viable for transplantation. Read more about our recent study that shows lungs from donors who died from asphyxiation or drowning can be safely transplanted into patients with end-stage lung disease.