Heart Transplant Center at Sharp Memorial
Home of the first heart transplant surgery in San Diego
If you're in need of a heart transplant, you'll be in the best of hands at Sharp. Our Heart Transplant Program at Sharp Memorial Hospital is recognized as one of the premier programs in Southern California and the nation.
Find out more
For more information about our Heart Transplant Center and the services we offer, please call us at 858-939-3831, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3 pm. After hours, please call 858-939-3400 and ask to speak to the on-call heart transplant coordinator who is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Cardiac care the way it should be
At Sharp, we're proud to lead the charge in heart care. It's part of our history. We've pioneered many new cardiac technologies, including the first open-heart surgery, first heart transplant and first cardiac catheterization in San Diego. A robust team of internationally renowned heart specialists — including cardiac surgeons, nurses and board-certified pulmonologists — is committed to your care from before surgery through rehabilitation and recovery at home. We are here to help you face whatever comes your way. It's the care you need, when you need it.
How to become a heart transplant patient
To become a prospective heart transplant patient, you will need to be evaluated to determine transplant candidacy. To learn more, read answers to our frequently asked questions about heart transplant.
Attend our free heart transplant support group
In this free monthly heart transplant support group, you and your loved ones will have the opportunity to see and interact with other patients who are waiting for, or who have already had, heart transplant surgery. The group is led by a social worker and nurse practitioner who are available to answer any questions.
Learn more about heart transplant surgery at Sharp
For more information about Sharp Memorial's Heart Transplant Program, please call us at 858-939-3831, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 3 pm. After hours, please call 858-939-3400 and ask to speak to the on-call heart transplant coordinator who is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Heart transplant at Sharp
Sharp offers heart transplant services at the following location