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LIFE RESTORED

Founded more than 50 years ago, and having performed more than 10,000 transplants, the Penn Transplant Institute is the most experienced center in the region.

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Our physicians, nurses, counselors and surgeons work with patients and their families to determine eligibility for transplantation, and follow them through post-op care to ensure the transplanted organ is functioning properly. We have been a pioneer in organ transplantation for more than 50 years. In 2013, we became the fourteenth institution in the country and the first in the region to perform 5,000 kidney transplants.

The Penn Transplant Institute consistently meets or exceeds the national average in all organ transplants. These superior outcomes are a result of the combined efforts of multiple clinical departments across Penn Medicine and a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of end-stage organ disease.

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Transplant Institute Programs and Services

Hand Transplant

Penn Medicine is one of the few programs in the world that performs this sophisticated type of surgery.

Heart Transplant

One of the top three heart transplant programs in the nation

Kidney Transplant

A comprehensive program for patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease

Living Kidney Donor Transplant

One of the largest and most experienced living kidney donor transplant programs in the country

Liver Transplant

The most experienced program in the region for treating end-stage liver disease patients

Living Liver Donor Transplant

A pioneer in adult-to-adult liver transplants with a live donor

Lung Transplant

A comprehensive program for patients with advanced lung diseases such as emphysema and cystic fibrosis

Pancreas Transplant

The first program in the region to offer pancreas transplant as treatment for type 1 diabetes.

The Transplant House

The Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House is a guest house for transplant patients, families and caregivers to stay when traveling to Penn Medicine for care and far from home.

From Our Blog

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Transplant Update

The Penn Transplant Update blog features patient and staff spotlights, notices about upcoming events, the latest transplant-related news and breakthroughs, and information about taking care of yourself or your loved one before and after transplant.

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