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Lung Transplant Program

The Johns Hopkins lung transplant program has been a pioneering leader in lung transplantation for nearly 25 years. Our lung transplant wait times are lower than the national average, and more than 90 percent of patients report improved quality of life with little or no physical limitation after transplant. At the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center, our multidisciplinary lung transplantation team will welcome you into our extended family and guide you through every step of your transplant journey with unparalleled expertise and exceptional patient-centered care.

Q&A on Lung Transplantation — Errol Bush, M.D.

Errol L. Bush, M.D., F.A.C.S., surgical director of the lung transplant program at Johns Hopkins, answers the most frequently asked questions about lung transplantation, including questions about patient candidacy, wait times and recovery outcomes.

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Meet the multidisciplinary team of experts who will guide you through the transplant process.           


Lung Transplant at Johns Hopkins
Find out why you should choose Johns Hopkins and all about our referral process.  


Get answers to the most frequently-asked questions about lung and heart-lung transplants.

Bilateral Lung Transplant — Ben’s Story

After a family member noticed abnormalities in Ben Heller’s fingernails, a medical evaluation revealed he had an aggressive and complex form of lung disease that would require a transplant. Ben ultimately contacted Johns Hopkins, quickly underwent surgery and was released within 10 days of his successful bilateral lung transplant.


Our team uses its wealth of expertise and experience to help ensure patients are evaluated efficiently, undergo a transplant safely and have good outcomes.

— Errol Bush, M.D., F.A.C.S., surgical director of the lung transplant program

Dr Errol Bush

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the first heart and kidney transplants performed at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. As we celebrate 50 years of lifesaving solid organ transplant at Johns Hopkins, we also acknowledge major milestones for the lung transplant program.

Lung Transplant Infographic

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