Jefferson University Hospitals

Jefferson Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center

At the Jefferson Transplant Institute, we are constantly innovating, creating new treatment options and working to improve the quality of life for transplant patients and their families. One way in which we achieve these goals is by developing a more robust living donor kidney transplant program.


The Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center opened in December 2016 in Center City, Philadelphia. This multidisciplinary center revolutionizes Jefferson’s live donor evaluation process in order to increase the number of living donors, improve the patient experience as well as educate patients and their families on the benefits of living kidney donation.

Living donor transplants usually work better and last almost twice as long as deceased donor transplants. We want to ensure that potential recipients understand the importance of a live donor transplant for our patients to have the best opportunity for long term success with their transplant.

Along with the new space, Jefferson has implemented a Kidney Champion Program where friends and family of the potential recipient are empowered to advocate on behalf of the recipient with the goal of finding him or her a live kidney donor. Through the expertise of the kidney transplant team, kidney champions will be provided with the tools and techniques best suited to be successful in finding potential donors for their friend or loved one.

Schedule an Appointment

The Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center
833 Chestnut Street, Suite 138
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 1-888-855-6649
Fax: 215-503-4290

To schedule an appointment, call the office directly or dial 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669). You can also schedule an appointment online.