Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Center 

The Lung Transplant Center performs both single and double lung transplants and specializes in personalized, end-to-end treatment options for adult patients who have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension and other complex lung conditions. We are one of the most active lung transplant centers in the Southeast. Patient success after surgery exceeds national averages, and our specialty program in pulmonology is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best in the nation.

Tampa General Hospital performed its first lung transplant in 2002. Since the program’s inception, our multidisciplinary team of experts has performed more than 500 lung transplants. The Lung Transplant Program continues to advance research in the field, from being the first to use a living related donor for lung transplantation to exploring new methods for preserving the lung prior to transplantation and developing advanced techniques for detecting and treating rejection. 

Patient Story - Brigette McKern