Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.


Mayo Clinic pulmonologists, lung transplant surgeons and other specialists research lung transplant and other treatments for lung conditions. Mayo Clinic pulmonary scientists in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Research actively research lung diseases and conduct clinical trials. Researchers in the Transplant Center study lung transplant and other types of transplants. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

Areas of research include:

  • Ex vivo lung perfusion to preserve and restore donor lungs
  • Stem cell therapy in lung regeneration research
  • Improving tests that match donors and recipients (HLA antibody testing)
  • Reducing the risk of rejection
  • New immunosuppressant medications
  • Improving outcomes for people who have had lung transplants

Lung regeneration


See a list of publications about lung transplant by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Research Profiles

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Jan. 19, 2024
  1. Lung disease treatments. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Accessed April 21, 2022.
  2. Broaddus VC, et al. Lung transplantation. In: Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 7th ed. Elsevier; 2022. Accessed April 21, 2022.
  3. AskMayoExpert. Lung transplantation. Mayo Clinic; 2021.
  4. Goldman L, et al., eds. Interventional and surgical approaches to lung disease. In: Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Elsevier; 2020. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  5. Vincent JL, et al. Intensive care unit management of lung transplant patients. In: Textbook of Critical Care. 7th ed. Elsevier; 2017. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  6. Hachem RR. Lung transplantation: An overview. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  7. Hachem RR. Lung transplantation: General guidelines for recipient selection. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  8. Partnering with your transplant team: The patient's guide to transplantation. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Accessed Jan. 30, 2019.
  9. Fernandez-Castillo JC, et al. Immunosuppressive therapy in lung transplantation. Current Pharmaceutical Design. 2020; doi:10.2174/1381612826666200628023150.
  10. Kotloff RM, et al. Induction immunosuppression following lung transplantation. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  11. Diamond JM, et al. Maintenance immunosuppression following lung transplantation. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  12. Talking about transplantation: What every patient needs to know. United Network for Organ Sharing. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  13. Bos S, et al. Survival in adult lung transplantation: Where are we in 2020? Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation. 2020; doi:10.1097/MOT.0000000000000753.
  14. Zaas A, et al. Bacterial infections following lung transplantation. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  15. Pulmonary rehabilitation. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  16. Hartwig MG, et al. Lung transplantation: Procedure and postoperative management. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  17. Tests for lung disease. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  18. Keller CA, et al. Feasibility, safety, and tolerance of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for obstructive chronic lung allograft dysfunction. Stem Cells Translational Medicine. 2018; doi:10.1002/sctm.17-0198.
  19. Lung transplant research program. Mayo Clinic. Accessed April 22, 2022.
  20. Dingli D (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. April 29, 2022.


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