Penn Transplant Institute

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.

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    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.

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    The Penn Transplant Institute leads the region in total number of transplants performed. It is ranked among the top 10 multi-organ transplant centers in the country with outcomes that consistently meet or exceed national averages.

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    Penn's Heart Transplantation Program performs more adult heart transplants per year than all other Philadelphia area hospitals combined, making it one of the top three heart transplantation programs in the nation.

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    The Penn Transplant House is a sun-filled, home-like facility providing accommodations and convenient services at a nominal cost for transplant patients and their families.

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    Penn Lung Transplant has performed over 800 lung transplants in its 20-year history, ranking 5th in the country in total lung transplants performed.

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    Patients with liver cancer who are in need of transplant are evaluated by Penn's multidisciplinary team of experts. After a single visit they receive a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan.

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.

Transplant Programs

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

Learn more about the Penn Transplant Institute