Patient Guide

The Heart Transplant Program at the Smidt Heart Institute is the largest heart transplant program in the United States. For a person in desperate need of a new heart, the program’s expert and innovative team provides comprehensive, individualized cardiac care before and after the transplant.

Our team consists of cardiologists and cardiothoracic and transplant surgeons who, through their expertise, are contributing to the field of heart transplantation worldwide. In addition, our patients have access to specially trained nurses, 19 transplant coordinators who are available 24/7, dedicated dietitian, social worker, psychiatrist, financial coordinator, pharmacist, and physical and occupational therapists.

For additional general information about our Heart Transplant Program and the services we provide, please see: