The UCSF Lung Transplant Program, has once again achieved "statistically significant" higher than expected outcomes for both patient survival and graft survival*, according to the newest data just released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). Last year, SRTR ranked UCSF among the top three lung transplant programs in the U.S. for higher than expected outcomes. This year, however, UCSF was ranked first.The UCSF program is a true multi-disciplinary collaboration that includes surgeons, pulmonologists, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrative staff and others. "Teamwork is critical to the success of our program," said Jasleen Kukreja, M.D., MPH, Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant program. "The success is multifactorial and a multidisciplinary effort that starts with excellent anesthetic management, meticulous surgical technique and perioperative surgical care, and long-term close surveillance."
* Graft survival is an indicator of the number of patients who are re-transplanted in a program within a specific timeframe.