Expert Care for Heart
and Lung Failure

Emory’s Heart & Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support programs — led by Mani Daneshmand, MD — offer the latest advances and proven techniques in lung and heart transplantation, as well as access to mechanical assistance devices. Our comprehensive approach ensures that every member of your care team is on the same page.

We work together to closely monitor your health, evaluate treatment options and deliver care, treatments and the support you need.

Guiding Your Journey to Better Health

We’re committed to helping our patients maintain their best possible quality of life. If your heart or lung function begins to decline, we will be here to find the solution you need to live well.

Georgia’s Only Lung Transplant Program

Our commitment to innovation, research and high-quality care is evident in our lung transplantation program — the only program of its kind in the entire state. We serve patients throughout the Southeast and are proud of our proven record of success. To date, Emory has performed over 500 lung transplant procedures.

Leaders in Heart Transplant

Surgeons at Emory completed Georgia’s first heart transplant in 1985. We’ve gone on to perform over 850 transplants, more than any other provider in the state of Georgia. Our nationally recognized heart transplant program offers the most innovative and sophisticated care to patients who visit Emory – the Southeast’s premier heart transplant center.

Proven Approach to Ventricular Assist Devices 

Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are commonly used as a bridge to transplant for individuals with end-stage heart failure. More recently, VADs have been approved as an effective alternative to transplant for some patients.

The team at Emory University Hospital is one of only four programs in Georgia to receive the “Gold Seal of Approval” from The Joint Commission. This designation demonstrates our team’s commitment to improving your health and returning you to your best possible life.

Life-Saving Care When You Need It

When you or a loved one is very sick with heart or lung failure, you need the care to help you regain your strength and recover from illness or injury. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides lifesaving support to patients without further damaging their lungs or heart. ECMO is only available at the highest levels of intensive care. Emory is proud to offer this critical, life-saving service to our patients and families.

Improving Care and Outcomes

Our mission is focused on delivering coordinated, high-quality care to every patient so that no one needs to leave the state of Georgia for heart or lung failure care or transplants.

Program highlights and differentiators include:

  • Bringing together heart, lung and mechanical device programs to enhance patient care
  • Collaborative care approach – attending physicians assemble in one room to assess patient needs, then make well-timed and accurate decisions
  • Cutting-edge research for end-organ failure, including ex vivo perfusion - keeps transplanted organs alive outside the body to evaluate its health and suitability for transplant

Make an Appointment

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 404-778-7777.