Lung Transplant Program


Physicians seeking to refer a patient to the UAB Lung Transplant Program should be aware of the criteria for consideration which includes common indications and contraindications to transplantation. For a consultation or to refer a patient, please complete this form or contact the UAB Lung Transplant Program office at (205) 975-8615 or via fax at (205) 975-9792. We will contact your patient to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, please look for a follow-up fax from us confirming the referral.

For urgent referrals or inpatient transfers, please call UAB MIST (Medical Information Service via Telephone) at 1-800-UAB-MIST (1-800-822-6478) or email UAB MIST is a toll-free, 24-hour service that connects physicians anywhere in the country with UAB Medicine specialists.



One of the most active in the nation, the UAB Lung Transplant Program generates one-year patient and graft survival rates that are better than the expected rates and U.S. averages. We provide lifesaving care for cystic fibrosis, COPD, emphysema, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and other serious lung diseases. We are helping develop new cystic fibrosis drugs that could reduce the need for lung transplant. UAB’s role as a leading lung transplant center is enhanced by our 20-year-old extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program, the only one in Alabama.



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