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Fastest Transplant Rates in New York
Patients receiving heart, kidney, and lung transplants spend less time on the waitlist than those at any other hospital in the state.
Single-Bedded Rooms
We are the only area hospital with single-occupancy rooms for all of our patients who receive transplants.
Shorter Recovery Times
Our heart, liver, and lung transplant recipients go home sooner after surgery than patients at any other New York state hospital.

Specialists at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute provide our patients with exceptional care that incorporates the latest technological advancements in heart, kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas transplantation. We are also among the few hospitals that perform heart–lung, heart–kidney, liver–kidney, and kidney–pancreas transplants. Our facilities include modern testing sites and dedicated inpatient surgical and intensive care units, as well as a multidisciplinary outpatient transplant clinic.

Transplant Referrals at NYU Langone App

Medical professionals seeking to refer a patient can contact doctors at our Transplant Institute using the Transplant Referrals at NYU Langone app. Download the app from the App Store® or Google Play™.

We provide kidney transplants for children through Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

Our heart, kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas transplant programs are approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS), which means they have met the stringent volume, process, quality, and survival outcome requirements of CMS regulation.

VIDEO: Because he agreed to accept a hepatitis C–infected heart, Charlie’s time on the organ waitlist was much shorter than it might have been.

In addition, our heart, kidney, and lung transplant rates are the fastest in New York. As of December 31, 2018, people who came to NYU Langone for a heart, kidney, or lung transplant spent less time on the waitlist than patients at any other hospital in the state.

Leaders in Transplant Procedures

As leaders in the field, our physicians are committed to developing new treatment strategies in transplantation medicine. We are at the forefront of clinical research. Our focus is on creating innovative techniques to care for people who have life-threatening heart, liver, lung, kidney, or pancreas disease.

We offer expertise in the following types of transplants:

  • living donor transplant, in which an organ such as a kidney or portion of the liver is donated by a healthy person
  • paired kidney transplant, in which donor and recipient pairs team up to achieve compatible kidneys for each recipient
  • ABO (also known as blood type)- and HLA (human leukocyte antigen)-incompatible transplant, where the recipient receives treatment before transplant so he or she can safely accept an organ from an incompatible donor

Additionally, NYU Langone experts are pioneers in the field of face transplant: Specialists in the Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery performed the most extensive face transplant to date and the first in New York state.

NYU Langone is among the few institutions in the United States that offers pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, the recommended treatment for a specific type of pulmonary hypertension called chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

A Team Approach to Transplant Care

Our team includes surgeons and physicians who specialize in hepatology, nephrology, cardiology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, pulmonology, radiology, and rehabilitation. Our nurse coordinators receive specialized training in transplantation, and our fellows are part of a program accredited by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. We also have dedicated social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, and financial coordinators to help guide you and your family through the complex and nuanced transplant process.

Dr. Luis F. Angel and Dr. Zachary N. Kon Discuss a Patient’s Test Results

Dr. Luis F. Angel and Dr. Zachary N. Kon head the lung transplantation team.

This team approach to transplant care reflects our center’s unwavering dedication to personalized and comprehensive medical care. We recognize that each patient has unique transplant needs. Our physicians and support staff collaborate to ensure that our patients get the specialized care that they deserve.

Preventing and Managing Infectious Diseases

NYU Langone infectious diseases experts provide comprehensive care for Transplant Institute patients throughout their transplant journey. In collaboration with our heart, kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas transplant experts and specialists at the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, they work to reduce the risk of infection and provide the best treatment when it does occur. Services include the following:

  • screening for and evaluation of preexisting infections before transplant
  • administering preventive antibiotics and other measures to reduce risk of infection around the time of transplant
  • diagnosing and treating infection after transplant, when necessary

Our infectious diseases team also leads NYU Langone’s participation in the HOPE in Action study, through which people who are HIV-positive and need liver or kidney transplants can safely receive organs from deceased donors who are HIV-positive. The HOPE in Action study may help reduce the amount of time people who are HIV-positive wait for an organ transplant.

Our infectious diseases team is led by Sapna Mehta, MD, medical and program director, and Henry J. Neumann, MD.

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