From January to March 2021, the lung transplant program at UF Health Shands Hospital performed more lung transplants to treat patients whose lungs had been damaged by COVID-19 than anywhere else in the United States, according to data from United Network for Organ Sharing.
Faculty from six of our divisions were recognized for their accomplishments and hard work.
The UF Health lung transplant team has collaborated with researchers around the world to identify preliminary guidelines for successful transplantation in patients whose lungs have been permanently damaged by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Today we celebrate & thank our physicians, nurses & healthcare professionals on the front lines who have helped protect the health of our state & beyond over the past year, through dedicated & compassionate care.
The UF Health Shands Hospital lung transplant program tops the list as the best in the United States for one-year risk-adjusted survival rates, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, SRTR.
Allen Korson went from a kidney stone ailment to needing a multiorgan transplant, both lungs and a liver, one of the rarest procedures performed in the United States due to its complexity.
A patient’s lungs were damaged beyond repair after he battled COVID-19. UF Health’s lung transplant team stepped up to help — and gave him another chance by performing the first post-virus transplant in the South.