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Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplantation Center

We are one of New York City’s premier centers for kidney and liver transplantation.

At NYU Langone’s Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplantation Center, our specialists provide exceptional patient care and conduct clinical research into the latest technological advancements in organ transplantation. With generous financial support from the Mary Lea Johnson Richards Institute, our center has become one of the foremost transplant facilities in the world. Our experts treat people with liver, pancreatic, and kidney diseases, and develop new techniques in the treatment of hepatitis B and C.

We offer a full range of transplant services for patients with life threatening liver disease or kidney disease. We also specialize in “bridge-to-transplant” therapies, including the use of the Extracorporeal Liver Assist Device (ELAD®) and plasma exchange, which help people to remain as healthy as possible until a transplant can be arranged.

Our team of specialists includes transplant surgeons, as well as transplant physicians who specialize in hepatology, nephrology, anesthesiology, cardiology, endocrinology, hematology–oncology, infectious diseases, neurology, pathology, pulmonology, and radiology. This allows us to provide comprehensive medical care for every patient having a transplant. Our staff regularly participates in clinical trials that allow us to provide our patients with access to new and experimental treatments.

Our nurse practitioners receive specialized training in transplantation, and our fellows are part of a program accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. We also offer dedicated social workers, a pharmacist, a nutritionist, and financial coordinators to help guide you and your family through the complex process of transplantation.

NYU Langone’s surgical intensive care unit includes a dedicated transplant unit with hemodialysis-capable beds, allowing us to accommodate patients who require intensive and step-down care. Our nursing staff is trained in the care and evaluation of patients who have had a hepatic (liver) or renal (kidney) transplant. Our operating room is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and our team of anesthesiologists specializing in transplant surgery is available around the clock.


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Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplantation Center

403 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016