Pediatric Lung Transplant Program

Carol Conrad, MD

Medical Director Pediatric Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program

Lung Transplant

Lung transplant offers the promise of treatment for otherwise untreatable lung diseases. Our multidisciplinary care team evaluates candidates and treats their diseases at every stage, in one location, and attends to all related issues for patients and families. This comprehensive treatment ensures that every aspect of a child’s life is considered during treatment. Our patients stay at or nearby the hospital for several months after treatment and are followed daily to ensure the best possible outcome.

Diseases that may be treated with a Lung Transplant

Many different types of disease can lead to end-stage function of the lungs and the heart. In our center and across the U.S., the most commonly treated diseases include: Cystic Fibrosis, Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension due to heart defects, Bronchiolitis Obliterans, and Interstitial Lung Disease.

There are three types of Lung Transplant: Heart-Lung, Double Lung, and Single Lung.

Indications for Single-Lung Transplantation:

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension


Indications for Double-Lung Transplantation

  • Alveolar Proteinosis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension and other types of pulmonary vascular disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension with heart defects that can be surgically repaired
  • Surfactant Deficiency (due to ABCA3 mutations)
  • Surfactant Protein B and Surfactant Protein C Deficiency

Contact Information

Lung Transplant Nurse Coordinator: 

Laleh Rezaei-Homami, RN, MSN, CPNP

 (650) 498-2568 Office

 (650) 723-4312 Fax

Lucille Packard Operator : 650-497-8000

Medical Insurance Information
We participate in most area HMO's and all major health insurance plans. For some insurance plan, a referral form or referral approval from the primary care physician may be required.


770 Welch Rd, Suite 350, Palo Alto, CA 94304


Our Transplant Team

Medical Director of Heart-Lung/ Lung Transplantation

Pulmonary Medicine/ Cystic Fibrosis

Intensive Care, Pulmonary Medicine/ Cystic Fibrosis

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Laleh Rezaei-Homami, RN, MSN, CPNP

Pre and Post-Transplant Patient Care Coordinator

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry