ECMO Program

Referrals and Transfers

For Immediate Assistance 24/7,
Call 1-800-NYP-STAT

About Our Mobile ECMO Transport Team

A highly skilled mobile ECMO transport team is available 24/7 for referrals, rapid evaluation, and patient transfers to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. The Mobile ECMO Transport Team is a group of specially trained surgeons, perfusionists, and paramedics who are able to transport critically ill patients. The Mobile ECMO Transport Team can travel to your hospital with an ECMO circuit and transport appropriate patients to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia via ambulance or aircraft for further care. The team's ambulance has advanced equipment such as a portable ECMO machine and the paramedics themselves are trained in advanced airway and ventilator management; the use of intra-aortic balloon pumps and transvenous pacemakers; the delivery of inhaled nitric oxide; and the transport of patients on ECMO. Working with other members of the transport team, the paramedics bring the services of an intensive care unit to the patient to provide the safest possible transport.

To arrange for patient transfer to our Medical ECMO Program:

  1. Call 1-800-NYP-STAT (1-800-697-7828) to be connected to our ECMO team.
  2. Specialized nurse practitioners and ICU physicians, trained in advanced respiratory failure and ECMO, will quickly obtain a thorough history and offer management guidance in consultation with your team.
  3. The ECMO team rapidly evaluates the case to determine candidacy for ECMO or potential transfer without ECMO, when appropriate.
  4. If accepted, our access transfer team will send you a checklist to help prepare the patient for transfer while our mobile ECMO transport team is deployed to your hospital.
  5. The NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia ECMO Team remains available throughout the transfer process.

To arrange for patient transfer to our Cardiac ECMO Program:

  1. Call 1-800-NYP-STAT (1-800-697-7828) to be connected to our Cardiac ECMO team.
  2. Specialized ECMO intensivists or surgeons will quickly obtain a thorough history.
  3. The ECMO team rapidly evaluates the case to determine candidacy for ECMO or potential transfer without ECMO, when appropriate.
  4. If accepted, our access transfer team will send you a checklist to help prepare the patient for transfer while our mobile ECMO transport team is deployed to your hospital.
  5. The NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia ECMO Team remains available throughout the transfer process.

Adult ECMO Program NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

If you are a physician, please contact to have your patient transferred

For more information please visit the contact us page.