Lung Transplant

The Lung Transplant Program at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital has been serving people from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio since 1991. Patients dealing with end-stage lung disease rely on the program's comprehensive approach that brings together experts in pulmonary (lung) medicine and surgery, nursing, infectious disease, pharmacy, pathology and social work. The team's focus is to provide patients personalized care and treatment options that meet their specific needs.

For more information, call 502.587.4384. If you are a patient and would like to self-refer to our program or are a physician who would like to refer a patient, complete the lung transplant referral form. For the Inpatient Transfer Center, call 502.587.4496.

About the Lung Transplant Program

  • Collaborative effort between UofL Health - Jewish Hospital and the University of Louisville
  • Excellent patient outcomes
  • Performed the first heart/lung and double-lung transplants in Kentucky
  • Part of the Trager Transplant Center at UofL Health - Jewish Hospital

Lung Transplant Process

If you are considering contacting the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Lung Transplant Program, now might be a good time to learn more about the entire lung transplant process. Click on one of the links below to read information about the different stages:

Meet Our Team

Victor H. van Berkel, MD, PhD

Victor H. van Berkel, MD, PhD

Surgeon

  • Chief of the General Thoracic Program, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery | University of Louisville
  • Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program | UofL Health - Jewish Hospital

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency: General Surgery Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes-UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Matthew Fox, MD

Matthew Fox, MD

Surgeon

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery | University of Louisville
  • Associate Director of the Lung Transplant Program | UofL Health - Jewish Hospital

Medical School: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Residency: General Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Additional Training: Visiting Fellow, Lung Transplant Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario; Visiting Fellow, Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Allan Ramirez, MD

Allan Ramirez, MD

Pulmonologist

  • Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program | UofL Health - Jewish Hospital
  • Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program | University of Louisville

Medical School: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Additional Training: Lung Transplant Medicine and Research, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL (one year)

Patient Story

Zack B. - Double Lung TransplantZack B. - Double Lung Transplant

“I’ve been given an opportunity to be alive again,” said Zack. “I want to share that same chance with others, and help raise funds for UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, for organ donation and for cystic fibrosis research and treatment. It’s critical to give other people the same opportunity that I have been given.” - Read Zack's story

Contact Us

Contact the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Lung Transplant Program locally at 502.587.4384 or toll free at 1.800.866.7539. If you are a patient and would like to self-refer yourself to our program or are a physician who would like to refer a patient, complete the advanced heart failure and lung transplant referral form.