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Pediatric Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant

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There are many important things to consider when selecting a lung transplant center, including experience, survival rates, program longevity, participation in research, and physician and staff credentials.

The Miami Transplant Institute (MTI) is considered one of the leading transplant centers in the world with a major role in Lung transplant and Heart-Lung transplant.  MTI is a collaborative endeavor between Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami Health System/Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

MTI performed its first lung transplant in 1996 with continued growth of our program. The programs survival rates*  as one of the Southeast top lung transplant program were recently recognized with a Silver Award from the Donation and Transplantation Community of Practice’s Transplant Center Task Force with assistance from OPTN and SRTR.  It measures performance that takes into account post-transplant survival rates, transplant rates, and mortality rates after being placed on the waitlist.

The Lung Transplant team includes thoracic and transplant surgeons, specially trained and certified pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse coordinators, social workers, dieticians, psychologists, pharmacists and infectious disease doctors. Many studies have shown that this multidisciplinary approach makes for better outcomes and improved quality of life for our patients.

Lung transplant offer patients suffering from pulmonary disease the opportunity to extend and enhance the quality of life.  We are dedicated to improving the lives of those we serve through compassionate, patient centered care. 

We know the diagnosis of advanced lung disease is traumatic.  The Miami Transplant Institute provides each family with personalized and expert care along the entire spectrum.  We appreciate your interest in our program. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. 

*Survival rates indicate how many patients or grafts (transplanted organs) are alive/functioning at a set time post-transplant. Survival rates are often given at one, three and five years. Policy modifications are never made without examining their impact on transplant survival rates. Survival rates improve with technological and scientific advances. Developing policies that reflect and respond to these advances in transplantation will also improve survival rate.

Pediatric Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant
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