Division of Transplant Surgery
As one of the busiest transplant programs in
the nation, Penn’s Division of Transplant
Surgery is a national leader in organ transplantation.
Our surgeons specialize in the transplant of
all major solid organs, including heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas,
Determined to Provide Superior Care
Division of Transplant Surgery was created with
the mission to integrate scientific discoveries
into treatment options for our patients. Our
surgeons provide excellent clinical care while
advancing the field through research.
outcomes after transplantation at Penn are
outstanding and our clinical programs are considered
to be among the best in the country.
Penn surgeons pioneered
numerous advances in transplant surgery, including
donor kidney transplantation, clinical
islet transplantation, robotic
laparoscopic kidney donation surgery, muscle sparing thorocotomy
in lung transplantation and living
donor liver transplantation. Penn’s
program is the fastest growing
in the region.
Our surgeons perform more transplant procedures
than any other center in the area. This experience
enables us to provide some of the best possible
treatments and outcomes for our patients.
fact, a recent nationwide study by the University
Health System Consortium of the country’s
leading transplant centers found the Liver
Transplant Program at Penn to be a “Best Provider” based
on rigorous criteria that focused on improving
Respected in the Field
Institutes of Health and other funding sources
continually support our surgeons’ research.
Their discoveries are presented at the most important
surgical and medical conferences, both nationally
and internationally, and have been published
in some of the most prominent medical journals,
including Science, Nature Medicine and
the New England Journal of Medicine.
unique interdisciplinary team approach towards
the transplantation process has resulted in outstanding
achievements by a committed group of surgeons,
physicians, transplant nurse coordinators and
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