The UTMB Texas Transplant Center was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for stellar achievements in lung transplantation and success in increasing the number of organs available for transplantation. The Texas Transplant Center was awarded a Silver Medal for Lung Transplantation based on its performance from criteria including wait-list mortality rates after patients are listed for transplantation, transplantation rates and survival after transplantation. According to the HHS standards, this result places UTMB’s lung program in the top 10 percent in the nation. The Adult Lung Transplantation Program at UTMB is the only one in Texas to reach this level. “To be recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services is wonderful and exciting news for all of us involved with the Texas Transplant Center,” said Dr. Luca Cicalese.