lung transplants

A heart bypass procedure and a lung transplant performed within the same incision is not an easy task, but for Felix Baltazar it was necessary

By Chayil Champion • July 27, 2022

Angela Tofilau shares how UCLA Health saved her life and helped revive her family's joy

By Chayil Champion • June 24, 2022

“Our annual Heart Failure Symposium is for our UCLA team and the professional community interested in the latest advanced heart failure therapies,” says Melissa Moore, registered nurse and outreach coordinator for heart and lung transplants. “We want to build relationships and collaborate with physicians and practitioners in the community so [...]

By uclahealth • June 13, 2018

Just three lung transplants were performed at UCLA in 1990. Steady improvements in the field helped the program reach a major milestone of 1,000 transplants. When Dr. Hillel Laks performed UCLA Medical Center’s first lung transplant in June 1990, the 26-year-old patient, Julie Hancock of Orange County, recalled [...]

By • November 1, 2016