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Jefferson has a history of innovation in transplant surgery. We pioneered successful kidney and liver transplantation in the Philadelphia region. Jefferson's Liver Transplant Program is the Delaware Valley's longest-running program and celebrates more than 25 years of excellence. And we have the distinction of being the first hospital in Pennsylvania to implant a Jarvik 2000 Heart Assist System.

Today, Jefferson remains one of the area's leading institutions for transplant procedures and care.

Highly experienced physicians, nurses, counselors and surgeons within the Transplant Institute work with patients and their families to determine if they are candidates for transplantation, and follow them through post-op care to ensure the transplanted organ is functioning properly. As a leading academic institution, our focus goes beyond patient care and includes active research protocols to advance the clinical experience.

Why Choose Jefferson for Transplantation in Philadelphia?

Heart Transplants

The Jefferson Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Center is the paradigm for exceptional cardiac patient care, research, education and a healing environment. The Center offers innovative, evidence-based medical care for patients with heart failure, providing a full range of medical and surgical options including investigational treatments and state-of-the-art transplants. Our cardiologists and surgeons have collectively performed more than 1,200 heart transplants.

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Kidney Transplants

Our surgeons perform between 80 and 100 live and cadaveric kidney transplants each year. We also offer paired kidney exchange and desensitization for our highly sensitized patients, and have successfully performed combined liver-kidney as well as heart-kidney transplantation.

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Liver Transplants

To date, more than 700 patients have received liver transplants at Jefferson. We offer live donor liver transplantation as well as pediatric liver transplantation via our partnership with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children's Transplant program.

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Pancreas Transplants

The Pancreas Transplant Program is dedicated to providing treatment for diabetes, particularly Type 1 diabetes. Our team will assist you from your first evaluation through surgery and recovery and continue follow-up care through clinical visits and monitored laboratory studies.

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Transplant Research and Education

Visit the Division of Transplant Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.