Lung Transplant/Lung Failure
Under the leadership of Dr. Pablo G. Sanchez, the team of transplant surgeons, pulmonologists, transplant nurse coordinators, social workers, advanced practice providers, and other specialists at UPMC provide surgical care that sets itself apart from other programs. Our physicians are pioneers in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and novel strategies to deliver oxygen to the blood of patients in desperate need of lung transplantation. In addition, members of our program performed the first ex vivo lung perfusion (ELVP) in the United States and the our program continues to use this platform both clinically and in research to increase and improve lung transplantation. Finally, the Division of Lung Transplant/Lung Failure prides itself on short wait times, carefully developed clinical pathways, and pre- and post-transplant long-term follow-up, contributing to our success in over 2,254 patients whom have received lung transplants in our institution.