Fast Facts about Lung Care at UPMC

UPMC is home to one of the most experienced lung centers in the country. The UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center and the UPMC Lung Transplant Program work together to give people from across the country seamless care for many lung issues.

Our team-based approach allows you to manage all of your care in one place. Learn more about the total lung care we offer at UPMC through these fast facts.

1. At UPMC, our team of doctors treats people with lung issues that range from common to complex.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Asthma.
  • Allergies and immune deficiencies.
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema.
  • Pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Cystic fibrosis.
  • Pulmonary hypertension.
  • Sarcoidosis.
  • Bronchiectasis.
  • Scleroderma.

2. Our Comprehensive Lung Center serves as the front door for people with lung disease at UPMC.

The UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center offers consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for people with early-onset to advanced lung disease.

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The people we treat have access to:

  • Several key clinical programs that offer expert care for many respiratory issues. These include asthma, sleep disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis.
  • A network of pulmonary, allergy, and sleep medicine experts.
  • Teams across UPMC that collaborate to ensure you have access to the right care at the right time.

3. The UPMC Lung Transplant Program has performed more than 2,350 lung and heart-lung transplants.

We are one of only a few lung transplant centers in the United States that have achieved this volume while maintaining excellent outcomes.

By working closely as a team with the UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center, we can:

  • Provide exceptional care to people with lung disease.
  • Manage the most complex cases and offer transplants to everyone who will benefit, including those that other transplant centers deem high-risk or unfit for transplant.
  • Consider people older than 70 for a lung transplant. Our experts have experience with lung transplants in older adults. We evaluate each person referred to our program, no matter their age.

4. The UPMC Comprehensive Lung Center and the UPMC Lung Transplant Program take a collaborative approach to lung care.

At UPMC, we provide the full scope of lung disease management and treatment.

We offer diagnosis and disease management through the Comprehensive Lung Center. We provide expert transplant care at the Lung Transplant Program. Our teams even perform innovative research and education.

We are all one cohesive team.

5. Seeking care early for your lung disease is key.

It’s important to seek care early in your lung disease progression. Early referral allows our experts to become familiar with you and understand your specific needs before considering a transplant.

For people who do require a transplant, early referral helps us to address barriers, provide education about the transplant process, and increase your chances of receiving a successful lung transplant.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a UPMC lung expert near you, call 412-648-6161 or email

About UPMC

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, UPMC is a world-renowned health care provider and insurer. We operate 40 hospitals and 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient centers, with locations throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, West Virginia, and internationally. We employ 4,900 physicians, and we are leaders in clinical care, groundbreaking research, and treatment breakthroughs. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside as one of the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. We are dedicated to providing Life Changing Medicine to our communities.