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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 the #1 hospital in Orlando that will never stop working for you.

Our Dedication, Your Confidence

To see the latest statistics and data about our heart transplant program, visit the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

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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.


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.


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.

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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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Ahmad Zeeshan, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Dr. Andrija Vidic

Andrija Vidic

Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
Sula Mazimba, MD

Sula Mazimba, MD

Advance Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
Pujan Patel, MD

Pujan P. Patel, MD, FACC

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
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Daniel E. Rinewalt, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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Stacy Mandras, MD, FACC

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Naveen Bellam Heart Transplant Cardiologist AdventHealth

Naveen Bellam, MD, MPH

Transplant Cardiologist

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

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Joseph Boyer, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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."

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

See Their Story

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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