Lung Transplant Center

For more than 30 years, the Lung Transplant Center has delivered excellent patient care and peace of mind to lung transplant patients in all of Arizona and the Southwest Region.

Lung transplant experts at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix collaborate with their colleagues in Tucson by leveraging the collective expertise of multidisciplinary teams to better serve patients who need lung transplantation. Supporting the transplant program is the comprehensive end stage lung disease clinical programs located at both campuses.

Conditions that the center has expertise in treating include:

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung disease related to autoimmune conditions
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

For more information, contact the Lung Institute and Transplant Institute at its location at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix today:

755 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-3400

About the Center

The Lung Transplant Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix provides comprehensive pre- and post-transplant care from our highly specialized and multidisciplinary lung transplant team.

This team is made up of transplant physicians, transplant surgeons, nurse coordinators, social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists and financial counselors. We coordinate care based upon the patient’s needs as well as those of the family, and we work to ensure they have access to their designated transplant specialists throughout the entirety of the transplant process.

Our Providers

  • Rajeev Saggar, MD
  • Steve Knoper, MD
  • Scott Lick, MD

Patient Education

The Lung Transplant Center’s philosophy is rooted in providing personalized education and support of our patients and their families. Throughout the transplant journey, patients are provided detailed information about the lung transplant process and life after transplantation.

They are supported through each phase of transplantation, including:

  • Evaluation and testing
  • The waiting list
  • Transplant surgery
  • Care after transplantation

In addition to the individualized education, patients and families have access to transplant-specific support groups that are facilitated by members of the multidisciplinary care team.

Patients and their families can learn more from the following trusted health resources:


The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.