transplant team

Ever since the first human organ transplant was performed at UChicago Medicine, our transplant program has continued to be a world leader. Our experts use revolutionary approaches and strive to complete transplants quickly with exceptional outcomes. We are a world leader in multi-organ transplant for the sickest patients.

Liver Transplant

  • Performed the first successful living-donor liver transplantation in the world
  • One of the few centers offering liver autotransplant for tumors in hard-to-reach locations

Lung Transplant

  • The first hospital in Illinois to use ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) to prepare donor lungs for transplant, increasing the number of available donor lungs and decreasing the risk of life threatening complications

Kidney Transplant

  • The least invasive technique for nephrectomy involves making a single, small incision inside the belly button, thereby concealing the scar afterward

Pancreas & Islet Transplant

  • One of a few U.S. hospitals to offer autologous islet cell transplantation after total pancreatectomy

One Year After Triple Transplant Surgery

Read more about Sarah and Daru's transplant story
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