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No. 1 in New York
We perform more transplants than any other hospital in New York State, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
Fastest Transplant Rates in New York
People needing heart, lung, or kidney–pancreas transplants spend less time on the waitlist than those at any other hospital in the state.
Shorter Recovery Times
Our heart and liver 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.

Transplants and COVID-19

If you or a loved one has had or is awaiting an organ transplant, you may have questions about COVID-19. For questions about your care, contact your transplant coordinator. For general information on COVID-19 and transplants, visit the American Society of Transplantation (AST).

Visit the AST COVID-19 Page

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

In 2022, we performed 600 organ transplants. This is more than any other hospital in New York State, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. 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: Heart and kidney transplant recipient Nancy shares her experience at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute.

Leader in Organ Transplantation

We are the nation’s premier program for heart, kidney, and lung transplant, as evidenced by data published by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), which tracks epidemiological data and statistics related to solid-organ transplant in the United States.

According to SRTR data, our program has achieved the following milestones:

  • Heart transplant: we are one of the top heart transplant centers in the country, with the shortest waitlist times and a 100 percent one-year survival rate. Our waitlist mortality is the lowest in New York State, and the third lowest in the country.  
  • Kidney transplant: we are the top-ranked transplant program in the country, with the best one-year survival rate in the country and the highest transplant rate in New York City. We have also transplanted more kidneys than any other center in New York State, and are ranked as the top center in our donor service area for the time to transplant with deceased donor organs.
  • Lung transplant: we have the fastest transplant rate and shortest waitlist time in New York State, and our one-year survival is the best in the Northeast.

These achievements demonstrate our ability to provide transplant as a treatment for people with the most complex diagnoses.

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.

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 as well as the world’s first successful face and bilateral hand transplant.

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. Melissa B. Lesko are part of 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. NYU Langone Transplant Institute also offers a program for directed or anonymous HIV-positive living kidney donations.

Our infectious diseases team is led by Sapna Mehta, MD, who is the medical director, Henry J. Neumann, MD, and Fainareti Zervou, MD.

Video Doctor Visits

We offer video visits when appropriate as an option for transplant evaluations and some follow-up care appointments. Video visits take place through your NYU Langone MyChart account, and allow you to receive care from the comfort and convenience of home. To schedule a video visit with a specialist at the NYU Langone Transplant Institute, call 212-263-8134.

Become an Organ or Tissue Donor

The need for donated organs and tissue far outstrips the available supply. The NYU Langone Transplant Institute team is working to increase the number of available organs and tissue and save lives. If you live in New York State, register to become an organ and tissue donor

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