Lung Transplant Clinic

While many forms of advanced lung disease can be successfully managed with treatments and medications, some may require a lung transplant. This life-saving and life changing treatment is now available here in West Michigan, with outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks.




Referral Guidelines

General: Advanced interstitial, obstructive or pulmonary vascular disease, refractory to medical therapy with limited expected survival and/or severe functional limitations. Disease category indications for referral:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
    -At time of diagnosis
  • COPD
    -BODE index > 5
  • Cystic Fibrosis
    -FEV1 < 30% of predicted
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    -NYHA class III-IV despite optimal therapy
  • Sarcoidosis, LCH, LAM, others
    -Progressive PFT derangements, hypoxemia