Baptist Heart Transplant Program

A cardiologist in Baptist’s transplant program listens to a patient’s heartbeat

Since doctors performed the first heart transplant in the area in 1985, Baptist has maintained its role as a leader in providing innovative transplant surgery and care for patients throughout Memphis and the Mid-South. Our team of experienced physicians, nurses, specialists and therapists help you before, during and after your heart transplant procedure. From pre-surgery preparation and organ procurement, to vigilant post-transplant care and rehabilitation, our transplant services help patients regain quality, and longevity, of life.

Heart Transplants at Baptist Heart Institute

Part of the Baptist Heart Institute, our heart transplant center is the only adult heart transplant program in the Mid-South. Located on the campus of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, the Baptist Heart Institute provides comprehensive cardiovascular services in one convenient location. We are proud to deliver high-quality care to heart transplant recipients to help them regain their quality of life and return to what they love to do.

We have extensive experience providing life-saving care to high-risk patients at our transplant hospital. Baptist open-heart surgeons have performed more than 400 adult heart transplants and implanted more than 360 ventricular assist devices (VADs). Our longest living cardiac transplant recipient is now more than 30 years post-transplant.

The Baptist Heart Transplant Program is the only Medicare-certified adult heart transplant center in Memphis, and most insurance companies have named our transplant program a Center of Excellence.

Learn About the Heart Transplant Process