As of 2015, lung transplant facilities ranked highly in recent years include University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, Duke University Hospital, the University of Florida's Shands Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Rankings are based on data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, per PR Newswire.
The UCSF Medical Center's lung transplant survival rate is 96 percent after one year, significantly higher than the national average of 84 percent. The result is especially impressive because UCSF is willing to accept patients that other lung transplant centers have rejected, as UCSF points out. Duke University Hospital's one-year survival rate ranks among the top three nationally, according to Duke Medicine.