Central Ohio's only adult heart transplant program

Since completing our first heart transplant in 1986, The Ohio State University Medical Center has been the only adult heart transplant center in central Ohio.

With the area's most extensive Advanced Heart Failure program, we offer patients every available therapy to improve and extend quality of life for those patients waiting for a heart transplant. 

Patients who receive a heart transplant at Ohio State are cared for at at Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital. Here, we focus on the physical, psychological, emotional and social needs of patients with end-stage heart disease through transplantation and post-transplant care. 

Our research teams are currently studying new methods to lengthen the amount of time a heart remains viable for transplantation and are constantly exploring new ways to improve the transplant experience for patients.

Learn more about heart transplantation at Ohio State.

Heart Transplant

Heart Transplant: What to Expect

Sitaramesh Emani, MD, explains the heart transplant process.

Dan Leite: Christmas Miracle Heart Transplant

Avid marathon runner Dan Leite was shocked to learn that he had developed heart failure. As his condition worsened, Dan turned to the Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital for his heart failure care, which ultimately resulted in a heart transplant on Christmas Eve.

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