End Stage Heart and Lung Disease

Here at UT Health San Antonio, we treat all forms of end stage thoracic disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) / emphysema, interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension.

We were the first program in North America to perform a single lung transplant for COPD / emphysema when Dr. J. Kent Trinkle performed it in January 1988.

We were also the first program in the world to perform a lung transplant for pulmonary hypertension which Dr. Trinkle performed in 1989.

If you would like to know more about our Lung Transplant Center, including the program, the team, patient education, referral criteria, and more, please Click Here