Heart Transplant Program

Heart Transplant

The Emory Heart Transplant Program at the Emory Transplant Center in Atlanta, Georgia ranks among the nation's top heart transplant hospitals. We are a leader in heart transplants and therapies to improve heart failure. Our comprehensive heart transplant services include medical therapy, FDA-regulated investigational drugs and devices, cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery, and in select patients, heart transplantation. Emory's heart transplant program was established in 1985. Through integration of transplant research, education, and patient care, Emory has established itself as the premier Southeast heart transplant center.

Emory's highly skilled and experienced multidisciplinary team of heart transplant specialists includes cardiologists, heart surgeons, transplant coordinators, a social worker, mental health specialists, a pharmacist, a clinical nutritionist, a physical therapist, a chaplain, staff nurses, and a financial coordinator. Each member of the heart transplant team offers a specialized service in the care of our patients.

Our team is also exceptionally experienced in caring for patients on artificial heart pumps, known as ventricular assist devices (VADs). Emory is a national leader in biventricular pacemaker therapy for the treatment of advanced heart failure. With over 700 heart transplants performed by our renowned heart transplant surgeons, you can be sure that if you receive a heart transplant at Emory, you'll get the most innovative and sophisticated care this country has to offer.

Emory Heart Transplant Program Highlights

Georgia's First and Most Heart Transplants

Emory performed Georgia's first heart transplant procedure, and its team of nationally recognized heart transplant surgeons has since performed over 700 heart transplants.

Highly Skilled Multidisciplinary Team

Emory's highly skilled multidisciplinary heart transplant team includes cardiologists, heart surgeons, transplant coordinators, a social worker, mental health specialists, a pharmacist, a clinical nutritionist, a physical therapist, a chaplain, staff nurses, and a financial coordinator. Each member of the team offers a specialized service in the care of our patients.

Innovative Heart Transplant Therapies

Our team is exceptionally experienced in caring for patients on artificial heart pumps, known as ventricular assist devices (VADs). We are also a national leader in biventricular pacemaker therapy for the treatment of advanced heart failure.

Research & Clinical Trials

Research & Clinical Trials

The Emory Transplant Center has earned a reputation of clinical excellence and advanced research. The Center’s research funding continues to grow and research dollars received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have nearly tripled over the last six years.

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Quality Outcomes

Quality Indicators

Despite the severity and scope of the conditions that the Emory Transplant Center treats, Emory's heart transplant program continues to provide excellent results in patient and graft survival rates.

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Charlie Hoff

CNN interviews Emory Heart & Vascular Center patient, Charlie Hoff, after his heart transplant. Just a short time after his heart transplant, Charlie is gearing up for an Olympic style competition called the “Transplant Games.” Watch his amazing story!

MAKE A GIFT

By making a gift, you are making an immediate difference in the lives of transplant patients and their families.

You can make a gift online or if you prefer you may e-mail Stacia Brown or call 404.727.9030