Penn Transplant Institute

Kidney Transplant at Penn Transplant Institute

The Penn Transplant Institute offers a comprehensive kidney transplant program for patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease. Surgeons perform nearly 200 kidney transplants every year, making Penn's kidney transplant program the largest and most experienced kidney transplant program in the region.  In May of 2013, The Penn Transplant Institute became the 14th institution in the country and the first in the region to perform 5,000 kidney transplants.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Penn Transplant Institute's Kidney Transplant program a Silver Level Award. Penn is the only transplant center in the region and one of a select group of programs in the nation to receive this distinction.

Read more about the HHS Transplant Center Awards

The Benefits of Choosing Penn for Kidney Transplant

Patients who choose Penn for their kidney transplant have access to the most advanced care available.

Patients benefit from:

  • A living donor kidney program, offering an excellent alternative to a long waiting time for a kidney
  • The most experienced physicians in the country that have performed more than 4,100 kidney transplants
  • The most progressive treatment available, as Penn supports research programs that are at the forefront of new developments in kidney transplantation
  • A kidney transplant program that offers patients total integration of care from pre-surgery management, through the kidney transplant surgery and postoperative care


Beyond excellent medical care, Penn offers kidney transplant patients and their families 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.

Kidney Transplant Program Location

The kidney transplant program is located at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Evaluations for kidney transplant are also performed at Penn Medicine Radnor, a facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Penn Medicine Bucks County.

To request a consultation or speak with a healthcare professional from the kidney transplant program complete the request an appointment form or call 800-789-PENN (7366).