Heart Transplant Program at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

The team that specializes in second chances

We're celebrating our Heart Transplant Program's team of nurses, staff, and physicians who have performed more than 1,450 heart transplants over the past 36 years. Thank you for giving each transplant patient another chance at life and continuing to offer hope to countless more. From the bottom of our hearts, we congratulate you on a job well done. 

Speak with a Baylor St. Luke's Heart Transplant Representative at (832) 355 - 2285.

History of the heart transplant program

Established in 1982, the Heart Transplant Program at the Texas Heart® Institute at St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is one of the most experienced programs in the world.  Our surgeons have performed more than 1,100 transplant procedures. Our highly skilled transplant team includes surgeons, cardiologists, transplant coordinators, staff nurses, operating room personnel, social workers, dieticians, rehabilitation specialists, and many other professionals.

In 1968, Denton A. Cooley and his team performed the first sucessful heart transplant in the United States and later implanted the first artificial heart at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Learn more about the St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Transplant Center.

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