Unmatched Experience and Expertise for Lung Transplantation

Columbia Transplant clinician walks with lung transplant patient; patient is using supplemental oxygen.

Lung Transplantation

The Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation

For patients with advanced lung disease, lung transplantation can help prolong their lives while dramatically improving their quality of life. But a lung transplant is a complex procedure that requires premium care from evaluation through recovery—including experienced surgical experts, the latest technologies, and a collaborative support team that understands the challenges involved.

Since 1986, the Columbia Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program has provided the highest-quality care to extremely ill patients with end-stage lung disease. Under the leadership of Dr. Selim Arcasoy, Dr. Joshua Sonett, and Dr. Frank D'ovidio, the program reached an all-time high of 100 transplants annually and continues to achieve stellar survival outcomes. 

Selim Arcasoy, MD, MPH, in his office

A Team of Experts Working Together for You

Our program includes some of the most skilled transplant pulmonologists and surgeons in the nation—and our expertise goes beyond the procedure. We work closely with multiple other departments to provide the best possible care—before and after lung transplantation. Our team includes:

  • Transplant coordinators
  • Advanced inpatient practitioners
  • Social workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nutritionists
  • Infectious disease and immunology specialists
  • Physical therapists

Our transplant nurse coordinators collaborate with our physicians and surgeons to support patients and their caregivers through all phases of the transplant process.

A Leader in Transplant Innovation

As faculty at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, our lung transplant team is committed to making transplantation safer—through cutting-edge clinical, translational, and basic science research, clinical innovation, and continuous quality improvement.

Explore Lung Transplantation Clinical Trials

Fifteen members of the lung transplantation team

Premium Care at the Leading Hospital in New York City

Our program has outstanding outcomes for lung and heart-lung transplants—consistently meeting or exceeding national averages. We are a Magnet-recognized center for nursing excellence and patient care. And we're part of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital—the #1 hospital in New York City for over 20 years running, according to U.S. News and World Report.

About Lung Transplantation

Find out more about lung transplantation: who is a candidate, how to prepare, what the procedure entails, and what recovery looks like.

Learn About Lung Transplantation

Clinical Trials

Columbia is active in a number of clinical trials exploring the latest technologies and supportive care strategies for lung transplantation.

Explore Current Trials

Comprehensive Support

Our team will be with you at every stage of your transplant journey—including your recovery. Columbia offers all the support services you'll need.

Learn More About Our Post-Lung Transplant Support Program