The lung transplant program is the only program in the Mountain West that serves adult patients with advanced lung disease. We serve patients from all over the region and have performed transplant surgeries for patients from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, and Montana.

Since our program started in 1992, we have performed more than 200 lung transplant surgeries.

Expert Care

Our highly skilled transplant team is responsible for our long history of success. We are committed to providing excellent care and finding better ways to treat advanced lung disease. 

Our transplant physicians also offer in-depth clinical and scientific expertise in transplant medicine and surgery. Our multidisciplinary team has expertise in:

  • pulmonary medicine,
  • transplant surgery,
  • anesthesia,
  • pharmacy,
  • nursing,
  • social work,
  • financial planning,
  • and pulmonary rehabilitation.   

Caring For You

We provide personalized, patient-centered care. Our team builds lifelong bonds with our patients, from the first pre-transplant visit through evaluation, transplant, and post-transplant care.

Our primary goal is to improve patients’ health and quality of life. 


Contact Us

Phone: 801-585-3697
Toll-free: 800-456-8341
Fax: 801-585-5685

Resources for Patients & Families

Barbara C. Cahill, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Barbara Cahill, MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Cahill specializes in pulmonary medicine and lung transplantation. Additionally, she has clincal interests in tuberculosi... Read More

Specialties:

Advanced Lung Disease, Critical Care, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary, Tuberculosis

Locations:

University Hospital
Lung Transplant, Clinic 3
801-585-3697
University Hospital
Pulmonary, Clinic 3
801-581-7806

Stephen McKellar, MD, MSc

Dr. McKellar is a native of Salt Lake City and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgical and Cardiothoracic Surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in a combined, integrated training program. ... Read More

Sanjeev M. Raman, MBBS, MD

Patient Rating:

5.0

5.0 out of 5

Sanjeev Raman, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary Division, University of Utah School of Medicine. He has been a member of the Pulmonary division faculty since 2009. He was recruited to the University of Utah to expand the Lung Transplant Program. Dr. Raman completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Med... Read More

Specialties:

Advanced Lung Disease, Critical Care, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary

Locations:

University Hospital
Lung Transplant, Clinic 3
801-585-3697
University Hospital
Pulmonary, Clinic 3
801-581-7806

Craig H. Selzman, MD

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Dr. Craig Selzman is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the care of patients requiring heart surgery. He earned his undergraduate degree at Amherst College and medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He received his General and Cardiothoracic Surgery training... Read More

Joseph E. Tonna, MD

Dr. Joseph Tonna, MD, FAAEM, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine) at the University of Utah and is the Associate Director of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Services at the University. He works as an Attending Physician in the Surgical and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units and in the Emergency Department. His cli... Read More

Specialties:

Cardiac Mechanical Support, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Respiratory Critical Care

Locations:

University Hospital
Emergency Medicine
801-581-4314

University of Utah

University Hospital 50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 585-3188