Why Choose Us
Decades of Lung Transplantation Experience and Expertise
Lung transplantation can prolong and dramatically improve quality of life for patients with advanced lung diseases. The Center for Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is one of the oldest in the United States, having performed more than 1,500 lung and heart-lung transplants since 1988.
Our patient survival rates are much higher than the national average — even though we treat sicker patients than most U.S. centers. We've also worked to expand the pool of donor lungs through innovative technologies. Over the years, we have earned a reputation for our clinical expertise and rigorous commitment to excellence.