Healthcare Specialties

Lung Transplant


The Lung Transplant Program at Baylor Medicine


The Lung Transplant Program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is a national leader in advanced lung disease and offers a variety of options for patients in need of a lung transplant. Our team is led by Medical Director Dr. Puneet Garcha and Surgical Director, Dr. Gabriel Loor

Our program is designated as a transplant center of excellence by Optum/United Healthcare, which is among the largest insurance networks in the country. We are pioneers of various innovations including the use of portable ex vivo lung perfusion for transportation and evaluation of donor organs. Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care before, during, and after transplant.

Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care before, during, and after transplant.




    Baylor Medicine physicians and surgeons have extensive expertise in treating patients in many areas of lung transplantation, like:

    • Single and double lung transplantation
    • Multiorgan transplants
    • Exvivo lung perfusion
    • Transplantation in patients with extended risk i.e. coronary artery disease
    • Anti-rejection strategies



    Our program offers therapies to help you manage and evaluate your condition while waiting for a transplant and after transplantation including:

    • Bronchoscopy
    • Coronary angiography
    • Lung volume reduction surgery (Bronchoscopic and Surgical)
    • Pulmonary function testing and respiratory therapy
    • Nutrition
    • Rehabilitation
    • Tobacco cessation treatment
    • Psychiatry and psychology
    • Transplant infectious disease
    • Geriatric medicine
    • Palliative medicine
    • Patient and family education

    Referral for Lung Transplantation


    For most patients, a pulmonologist or primary care provider will advise when you should be referred to a transplant center for evaluation. The most common diseases for lung transplant referral are interstitial lung diseases including pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and sarcoidosis.

    For more information please contact:

    Pre-Transplant Program
    Telephone: (832) 355-2285
    Fax: (832) 355-9006

    Mailing Address for CD’s or Medical Records
    Baylor St. Luke’s Lung Transplant Program

    ATTN: Pre-Transplant Program
    6720 Bertner Ave Suite C355P
    Houston, Texas 77030

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    Lung Transplant Evaluation Process


    Learn more about the evaluation process and answers to some of the most common questions. 

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    Lung Transplant Surgery


    Our surgeons are skilled in the safest and most advanced procedures for our lung transplant patients. 

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    Lung Transplant Recovery


    Read about what to expect after your lung transplant surgery. 

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    Meet the Lung Transplant Team


    Meet the experts that make up our lung transplant team.