Take the next step

Speak with a Transplant Institute specialist.

Heart Transplant

If you experience heart failure, the Henry Ford Transplant Institute can help. We have remained a leader in heart transplants since performing Detroit’s first, in 1985.

We are the only hospital in Detroit — and one of just 3 in Michigan — that provides a complete range of heart failure treatments. Our guest services, nurse navigators and community clinics make your care as convenient and trouble-free as possible.

Why choose Henry Ford for a heart transplant?

When you come to Henry Ford for a heart transplant, you benefit from:

  • Expertise: In addition to their transplant knowledge, our specialists helped pioneer the use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) and other systems for mechanical circulatory support. VADs can serve as a bridge to transplant while you wait for a donor organ. They can also provide a longer-term alternative as destination therapy. Your heart transplant team works closely with specialists from our award-winning Heart and Vascular Institute.
  • Full range of heart failure care: In addition to support devices and transplants, we offer medication therapies and cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Leading research: As a major research institution, we provide our patients with the opportunity to participate in heart transplant clinical trials and research. When appropriate, we offer the latest heart support devices, as well as the chance to try new medications and therapies designed to reduce infection and organ rejection.
  • Multiple organ transplants: If you need more than a heart transplant, Henry Ford offers the care you need. Our transplant surgeons successfully performed Michigan’s first simultaneous heart and liver transplant in 2014.
  • Personal attention: We develop a personalized plan for your specific health needs. Nurses serve as heart transplant coordinators and guide you through each step. Staff members at our guest services help you and your family with travel, lodging and other needs. You also can connect with other patients through a monthly support group. Find out more by viewing our transplant patient stories.
  • Convenience: Before and after your transplant, you can get exams and blood tests at one of our heart transplant clinics located throughout Michigan.

Pediatric heart transplants

We partner with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and its pediatric heart transplant program. When these younger patients reach adulthood, they can come to Henry Ford for their ongoing transplant care. Learn more about the Transplant Center at Children’s.

Get on the wait list sooner at Henry Ford

Getting a transplant before your health significantly declines increases the chances of success. If your medical tests are current, our FAST Track program can get you on the waitlist for a heart transplant in less than 2 weeks. Nationally, the average transplant evaluation time is 2 months.

For Patients

To learn more or request a consult, submit an online form or call: (313) 916-2895.

Request a Consult

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient, submit an online form or call: (855) 85-TRANSPLANT.

Submit a Referral

Show Me

Filter Events Near Me

Make Time for a Mammogram Event

Get back on track with your annual mammogram at this special breast cancer screening event hosted by Henry Ford Health System and the American...

View All Classes & Events
View All News

Overwhelmed? How To Cope With Decision Fatigue

Making decisions isn't easy--especially when they're fraught with worries of contracting COVID-19. An expert shares how to lighten your load and make the decision-making process easier.     

Easing Into Exercise After Having A Baby

Whether your goal is gaining strength, losing weight or reducing stress, these 6 tips will help you start to incorporate fitness into your life postpartum.

Recipe & Video: Make-Ahead Asian Noodle Bowls

For an easy, make-ahead lunch option that is full of color, flavor and nutrition, these Asian-inspired noodle bowls can't be beat. They feature a crave-worthy dressing, are super versatile, and can be served cold or at room temp. 

View All Blog Posts