In 1964, the world’s first heart transplant was performed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. James Hardy and his team transplanted the heart of a chimpanzee into the chest of a dying man. The heart beat for 90 minutes before it stopped, and the event set the stage for all future heart transplantation. Today, UMMC continues that spirit of innovation by offering the state's only heart transplant program.Our team of dedicated surgeons, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, transplant coordinators, social workers, financial coordinators, pharmacists, and dieticians are here to provide personalized, family-centered care before and after transplant. Leading the team are physicians trained and certified in advanced heart failure and transplant/cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.UMMC also offers the states only mechanical circulatory support, or LVAD program, as a bridge to transplant.
Pre- and post-transplant medical management are available through our special clinics at University Physicians Pavilion and University Physicians - Grants Ferry.Clinic Services Include:
Easy access to care for our patients is important to us. For heart transplant patients who live outside of the Jackson area, we provide evaluation services and post-transplant care in Grenada and Tupelo.
University Transplant offers a patient-led support group for all transplant patients.
For more information or to register, call (601) 984-5065.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005