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St. Joseph's Lung Transplant Program


The Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, houses one of the busiest lung transplant programs in the country


Lung transplantation is a viable treatment option for many patients with lung diseases. Lung transplants are among the most complicated surgical procedures, and lung transplant patients require lifelong care.

Lung Transplant Program – Key Statistics 

Our lung transplant center has performed more than 378 lung transplants since we began in 2007, and has achieved strong survival rates above the national average:

  • We have performed the most lung transplants in the state of Arizona
  • We ranked #5 nationwide in 2014 for number of transplants performed
  • The average waiting time for a graft is 15 days
  • The hospital and 30-day mortality is extremely low
  • The one-year survival rate is close to 90%

Lung Transplant Program – Quality Care

At St. Joseph’s, we believe that it is important to provide comprehensive care for patients, through every step of the lung transplant process. Our lung transplant team evaluates and prepares candidates for transplantation, performs the lung transplant procedure and provides post-transplant care.

Before St. Joseph's program was established in 2007, patients from Arizona traveled throughout the country for care. St. Joseph’s provides world-class care right in our community. Post-transplant patients also feel a sense of comfort knowing that they can be treated close to home, should they need emergency care.

Learn More About The Lung Transplant Program At St. Joseph's

For more information, please call 602.406.4508

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 350 West Thomas Rd
 Phoenix AZ 85013
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