Heart Transplant

Innovation, compassion and leading-edge heart expertise, right here in Greater Cincinnati.

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Heart transplant patients need extraordinary options and exceptional care nearby, not hours away. As the first and most experienced adult heart transplant program in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, we’ve committed our life’s work to delivering renowned heart disease treatments, from LVADs to heart transplants. We’re ranked in the top 10% nationwide for patient outcomes. It’s all part of our passion to improve heart transplants and cardiovascular health in patients, not just here, but all over the world.

Your Care


We’ll Help You Understand Every Step.

We pioneered Greater Cincinnati transplantation in 1967, and since then, we’ve helped thousands of people start life anew with kidney, liver, pancreas and heart transplants. We understand the complex challenges that can come with eligibility evaluation, transplant preparation, surgery, recovery and post-transplant life. Begin your journey by learning how we will educate and prepare you for your new life.



We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.

The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.

We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.

Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.



Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.

We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.

Conditions We Treat

With research and experience, we’re helping patients like you overcome complex heart conditions every day.

Your Heart, Our Expertise

Your health deserves both world-renowned experts and the support system you can only find at home in Greater Cincinnati. With UC Health, you'll find both. 

Our Treatments

Our Unique Approach

Your Care Team at Work

Advancements in science transform medicine

Greater Cincinnati's first adult heart transplant program
Top 10% in patient outcomes
Waitlist mortality above national benchmarks


Every patient is our most important patient.

Patient Stories

A New Heart, Kidney and a New Life

Former president and CEO at Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio receives heart-kidney transplant after rare heart disease diagnosis.

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At UC Health, we lead the region in scientific discoveries and embrace a spirit of purpose – offering our patients and their families something beyond everyday healthcare. At UC Health, we offer hope.