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Heart Transplantation at UCLA

The UCLA Heart Transplant Program is one of the nation's largest programs internationally and has been a pioneer in the field of heart transplantation.

heart transplant procedureSince 1984, 2,000 patients have undergone this life-saving procedure at UCLA. The development of effective immunosuppressive drugs and the refinement of surgical procedures have led to remarkable improvements in the long-term success of heart transplantation. The scientific advances and clinical trials that have come from UCLA have advanced knowledge in the field and improved the clinical results for all patients.

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Heart Transplant Services

Our Expert Team

Dr. Abbas Ardehali is the director of the transplant program. The surgical/medical team works with a highly dedicated group to provide exceptional care to the patients and their families.


Heart in a box heart transplant recipient William Chan
Watch a video about the first Heart-in-a-Box transplant recipient »

UCLA Heart Transplant Program In the News

  • "I'm Alive!" Woman gets new heart, kidney despite the odds. Full Story »  
  • UCLA's Heart Transplant Program Ranked Best in the U.S.
  • The UCLA Heart Transplant Team Doesn't Miss a Beat. Full Story »
  • Advance for Nurse magazine Celebrates Nurse Caron Burch. Full Story»

Contact Us

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides a toll-free patient services lines to help transplant candidates, recipients, and family members understand organ allocation practices and transplantation data. You may also call this number to discuss problems you may be experiencing with your transplant center or the transplantation system in general. The toll-free patient services line number is 1-888-894-6361.


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