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Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre

Lung Transplant Program

Elyanna stands and smiles in a hospital hallway

SickKids is the largest paediatric lung transplant program in Canada and a world leader in paediatric lung transplantation.  We have performed over 50 paediatric lung transplants since the program’s inception in 1995.  The world’s first ABO incompatible (mismatch blood type) lung transplant was performed on an infant at SickKids in 2011.  With the use of Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion, ECMO and interventional lung assist (iLA) as a bridge to lung transplantation, our program provides cutting edge care to paediatric patients from all over Canada.  Our exceptional multi-disciplinary team provides comprehensive family-centred care and is at the forefront of research in the field of paediatric lung transplantation.

Medical Director: Dr. Melinda Solomon