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Cystic Fibrosis Town Hall


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The lung transplant program at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center is one of the most experienced in the world. Since the program’s inception in 1988, our specialists have performed more than 1,800 lung transplants and have pioneered surgical approaches to lung transplant that are now standard worldwide.

Our thorough lung transplant evaluation process helps determine if a transplant is the best option for your health needs. Regardless of what is leading you to the need for lung transplant, we help ensure that you return to your daily activities and an excellent quality of life.

Some of the strengths of our lung transplant program include:

  • Outstanding short- and long-term outcomes
  • Wait times below the national average
  • Comprehensive, team based care throughout the transplant process
  • Access to research

Receiving a lung transplant is lifechanging. Our team thoroughly prepares you to ensure the best possible outcome for your long-term health. Learn more about our lung transplant program.

Josh and his twin brother, Zach

Josh and his identical twin brother, Zach, were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just 9 months old. In 2018, at the age of 35, Josh had double transplant surgery – liver and lungs.

Read Josh's Story