The heart transplant team at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus in Jacksonville, Fla. is celebrating the completion of its 300th heart transplant since its program began in 2001.
The heart transplant program, which completed 23 transplants in 2016, is on track to perform 30 transplants in 2017. The program ranks sixth of 14 adult centers in the Southeast and 46th of 105 adult centers nationally.
“We have an amazingly talented team of physicians, nurses, coordinators and others who on a daily basis demonstrate their commitment to exceptional patient care,” said Dr. Daniel Yip, medical director of the heart transplant program at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. “I’m proud of our team for achieving this significant milestone and look forward to working with them to continuously grow and improve our practice to better serve our patients.”
Nationally, Mayo’s heart transplant program, which includes the practice in Jacksonville, as well as practices at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Arizona and Minnesota, is a leader in treating patients with heart diseases. Combined volumes rank second of 105 adult centers. In 2016 Mayo Clinic completed 87 heart transplants in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. And Mayo Clinic has performed 1,096 heart transplants between the program’s inception in 1988 and the end of 2016.
In addition to heart transplants, Mayo physicians also have experience treating cardiac patients with complex conditions who may need multi organ transplants, including heart-lung, heart-liver, heart-kidney and heart-lung-liver transplants.