Penn is the only kidney transplant center in the region and one of a select group of programs in the nation to receive U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Silver Level Award.
Penn Transplant Institute
The Penn Transplant Institute performed the first successful kidney transplant in 1966, and since then has been a pioneer in organ transplantation for nearly fifty years. Penn's multidisciplinary team leads the region in the total number of transplants performed and is ranked among the top 10 multi-organ transplant centers in the country.
The Penn Transplant Institute is one of the most experienced clinical transplant centers in the country. Transplant programs include:
The Benefits of Organ Transplant at Penn
When facing organ transplantation, patients at Penn experience top quality care: from transplant programs that are highly experienced and produce excellent results.
- Physicians are nationally recognized leaders in the field
- An active living donor program that reduces the wait time for a transplant
- An excellent record with leading patient outcomes
- The highest level of hospitality, including the Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House, a beautiful, modern guest house providing accommodation for patients, their families and caregivers
- Total integration of care for all transplant recipients from pre-surgery management, to surgery and postoperative care