Chicagoland Transplant Care Locations

Leaders in Complex Transplants

With one of the nation’s leading organ transplant programs, UChicago Medicine has performed more heart-liver-kidney transplants than any other institution. We continue to build upon our success and history of innovation to bring the best possible outcomes to our patients, including (left to right) Neil Perry, Daru Smith, Sarah McPharlin and Apurva Patel who all received triple-organ transplants within a year’s time.

One Year Anniversary of Historic Back-to-Back Triple Transplants

UChicago Medicine physicians made history after performing two triple-organ transplants within 27 hours, replacing the failing hearts, livers and kidneys of then-29-year-olds Sarah McPharlin and Daru Smith. They join us with their doctors to reflect.

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Why Choose Transplant Medicine at UChicago Medicine

Our transplantation surgeons are among the best in the world. They have conducted thousands of procedures, earning national and international recognition for their expertise and research.

Graduation photo of Alyssa Smith, recipient of world's first successful living-donor liver transplant. Alyssa's transplant procedure was performed in 1989, and the donor was Teri Smith, Alyssa's mother.
(From left) physician Michelle Josephson, MD, nurse Barbara Pashup, RN, and kidney transplant patient Nancy Mackrola at the DCAM
Researcher Maria Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD, and her graduate student in her lab in Biological Sciences Learning Center
Portrait of physician Susana Marino, MD, PhD, D (ABHI), Associate Professor, Director, Transplant Immunology and Immunogenetics Lab, with an unidentified man in a lab
Portrait of Dr. Michael R. Charlton, Dr. K. Gautham Reddy and Dr. Sonali Paul
Portrait of Andrew Aronsohn, MD, specialist in medical management of liver transplantation.
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