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Adult Heart Transplant Program

Program Director:
Laks, Hillel M.D.

Contact Phone Number
(310) 206-8232

Description of Clinical Program
Established in 1984, the UCLA Heart Transplant Program is currently the largest program in the United States. Surgeons at UCLA have performed more than 650 heart transplants on patients ranging in age from two weeks to 72 years, with survival rates exceeding those reported by the International Heart Transplant Registry.

The UCLA transplant team consists of leading surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists, transplant coordinators, psychologists, ethicists, social workers and financial counselors with extensive experience in all aspects of transplantation, from evaluation and selection of candidates to management of pre- and post-operative care.

In addition, UCLA patients average the shortest length of stay following heart transplantation -- just seven days.

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