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Penn Transplant Institute

Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD

Abraham Shaked, MD, PhDIt is the depth and breadth of experience of Penn's transplant teams that distinguishes the Penn Transplant Institute from other transplant programs. We are the best transplant center because our experience and expertise extend beyond just heart transplants or liver transplants, to include all organs: heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and multiple organs, such as heart/lung and kidney/pancreas.

Our program is very busy, very experienced and very stable, but most importantly we have very, very good results. In fact, the success rates for all of Penn's transplant programs are equal to, and in most cases exceed, the national averages as reported by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Penn maintains its record of successful outcomes even though its physicians and surgeons are treating some of the sickest patients. The Penn Transplant Institute works closely with Gift of Life Donor Program, the regional organ procurement organization and the largest organ procurement organization in the country.

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is an approved member of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Teamed with UNOS and Gift of Life, Penn is dedicated to increasing awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation. In addition to providing the highest level of patient care, the Penn Transplant Institute is dedicated to serving as a resource for physicians and their patients. 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.


Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Transplantation Surgery

Director, Penn Transplant Institute

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