Pediatric Lung Transplant Program

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

Palo Alto, CA 94304


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:

1.        Pulmonary Fibrosis

2.        Pulmonary Hypertension


Indications for Double-Lung Transplantation

1.        Pulmonary Fibrosis

2.        Primary Pulmonary Hypertension and other types of pulmonary vascular disease

3.        Interstitial Lung Disease

4.        Cystic Fibrosis

5.        Pulmonary hypertension with heart defects that can be surgically repaired

6.        Surfactant Deficiency (due to ABCA3 mutations)

7.       Surfactant Protein B and Surfactant Protein C Deficiency

8.       Alveolar Proteinosis

9.       Bronchiolitis Obliterans 

Our Transplant Team

Medical Director of Heart-Lung/Lung Transplantation

Pulmonary Medicine/ Cystic Fibrosis

Intensive Care, Pulmonary Medicine/ Cystic Fibrosis

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Jacquelyn Zirbes, PNP

Pre-transplant Patient Care Coordinator

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Laleh Rezaei-Homami, RN, MSN, CPNP

Pre and Post-Transplant Patient Care Coordinator