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A Complete Heart Program Completely Dedicated To You

You never stop hoping. And at the AdventHealth Transplant Institute, our world-renowned transplant experts are a part of one of the top 5 heart transplant programs in the country that will never stop working for you.

Our Dedication. Your Confidence.

#1 in the Southeast

#1 in the Southeast

AdventHealth Transplant Institute performed more heart transplants than any other transplant center in the Southeast region.

Wait Times

Wait Times

At 2.1 months, our median heart transplant wait time is less than half the national average.

Survival Rates

Survival Rates

Our three-year patient survival rates are at 82.76%.

Your Heart Treatment Plan

Start Your Journey

You're ready to take charge of your health. Our heart transplant team is ready to help guide your journey, from navigating the application process to helping you understand the criteria.

Evaluation

We're working toward the same goal: a successful heart transplant that will help you live a longer, healthier, fuller life. Our evaluation process is designed to make sure there's a clear path to achieving that goal.

Waiting List

Our median transplant wait time is just 2.8 months and our care team is dedicated to caring for you and your support system.

Surgery

Find peace of mind with a heart transplant team that combines state-of-the-art technology and collaborative care for patients with advanced heart failure.

Staying Healthy

We'll guide your recovery every step of the way, empowering you with the information, tools and resources you need to care for your new heart.

Where Expertise Meets Experience.

Scott Silvestry, MD

Scott Silvestry, MD

Surgical Director of Thoracic Transplant, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

"We have the ability to impact and save lives in ways that we hadn't envisioned in the past, and this is what I enjoy doing."

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Joseph Boyer, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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Stacy Mandras, MD, FACC

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
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Linda Bogar, MD

Dr. Bogar earned her medical degree and completed her surgical and cardiothoracic transplant fellowships at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She later finished a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

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Naveen Bellam, MD, MPH

Transplant Cardiologist

"The opportunity to apply cutting-edge science and technology to help others is the greatest gift."

Nirav Raval, MD

Nirav Raval, MD

Medical Director of Thoracic Transplant, Transplant Cardiologist

"I chose heart failure cardiology because of the dramatic difference we can make in somebody's quality of life."

Simon Shakar, MD

Simon Shakar, MD

Transplant Cardiologist

"Patients with advanced heart failure like to see a reassuring, methodical, knowledgeable physician. I am a transplant cardiologist because I try to be that physician."

Jared Weiner, MD

Jared Weiner, MD

Anesthesiologist, Thoracic Transplant

"I feel honored and privileged to help bring some of the most advanced medical care available to the sickest members of our community."

Meet Your Heart Team
Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Comprehensive Cardiac Care

Our commitment to comprehensive cardiac care begins long before transplantation. That's why our Advanced Heart Failure Program is an integral part of our Transplant Institute's mission to deliver collaborative treatment for every patient.

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Ventricular Assist Device Programs

Ventricular Assist Device Programs

Through our Ventricular Assist Device Programs, our team of renowned heart surgeons uses the newest technologies to help transplant patients and non-transplant patients alike live longer, healthier lives.

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Kathleen Shevchik-Williams

"We're blessed for the amazing individuals on the transplant team. And even more blessed to have this heart."

- Kathleen Shevchik-Williams, Wife of Heart Transplant Patient

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Hospitality And Hope Under One Roof.

For patients and families who are traveling more than 35 miles to Orlando for treatment, our brand-new Bartch Transplant House provides patient housing and all the support and amenities they need at an affordable cost during their healing journey.

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