For Referring Physicians

When to Refer Patients for Lung Transplantation

If you are a physician with a patient who has lung disease, the following guidelines may help you determine whether the patient should be evaluated for transplantation.

When a patient is referred to the Cedars-Sinai Lung Transplant Center, an initial phone call will be needed to gather medical and insurance information. Following that, a visit will be scheduled for the patient to meet with a pulmonologist, transplant surgeon, transplant coordinator and a finance coordinator for an initial evaluation.

The following are intended to serve as guidelines. Each patient's situations different, the transplant team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is always available for consultation. Specific criteria are available for:


For physician-to-physician consultations:

Lung Transplantation Center
Women's Guild Lung Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Phone: 310-423-4685
Fax: 310-423-0129