Getting a second chance

UF Health surgeons perform historic double-lung transplant on COVID-19 survivor

By: Dorothy Hagmajer
“Our goal was to use the initial time he was under our care to not only optimize his transplant candidacy but also investigate if his lung condition was truly end-stage.”
— Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D.
“This was someone who had survived a terrible virus but at a high cost to his body.”
— Abbas Shahmohammadi, M.D.
doc Abbas Shahmohammadi, M.D.
second chance Members of UF Health’s lung transplant team, shown performing a procedure in a 2019 photo, have been recognized as an elite program by U.S. News & World Report. Jesse S. Jones
docs Andres Pelaez, M.D. and Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D.