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.
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,
- 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.
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
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
Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Revascularization, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Lung & Esophageal Surgery, Valvular Heart Disease
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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
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
Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Mechanical Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Coronary Revascularization, Heart Failure, Heart Stem Cell Therapy, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Surgical Ventricular Restoration, Valvular Heart Disease
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