Advances in Transplant

America’s premier transplant program features world-renowned physicians, better survival rates, and innovative approaches.

The transplant program at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia, and Weill Cornell Medicine is among the longest established and most experienced program in the country. Due to their experience and expertise, our physicians can confidently care for some of the most complex transplants, including multi-organ transplants. Patients come to us from across the country and around the world for better outcomes and innovative procedures that allow for quicker access to transplants and also quicker recovery.

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Liver Transplantation Offers a Promising Option for Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases

Weill Cornell Medicine physicians are leading cutting-edge treatments for patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRLM).

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Dr. Joshua Weiner: A Revolutionary Pathway to Achieve Better Tolerance in Kidney Transplantation

A Columbia transplant surgeon shares his perspective on the groundbreaking PANORAMA trial and the future of kidney transplantation.

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Cardiology, Pediatrics, Transplant

Multidisciplinary Care Team Performs First-Ever Infant Domino Partial Heart Transplant

An integrated team of Columbia cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons perform a full heart transplant and concurrent living allogeneic heart valve transplant to save two babies’ lives.

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Cardiology, Transplant

Clinician Identifies the Risks and Outcomes of Patients With Hematologic Disorders Undergoing Heart Transplant

A Columbia cardiologist shows that people with hematologic disorders have an increased risk of certain complications after transplant surgery but the same survival rates as those without these conditions.

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Cardiology, Pediatrics, Transplant

Total Artificial Heart Revolutionizes Heart Transplant Surgery

A Columbia cardiothoracic surgeon performs a total artificial heart implant in the first pediatric patient in the northeast.

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GI Surgery, Transplant

Antivirals and Organ Transplant Recipients: Experts Offer Management Recommendations

Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia specialists in organ transplantation offer guidelines in managing clinically significant drug-drug interactions with Paxlovid and transplant immunosuppressants.

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Physician Story

Championing Innovative Strategies in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Dr. Kapur is championing strategies that allow more recipients to receive successful transplants by expanding opportunities for living donor kidney transplantation.
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NewYork-Presbyterian Leads Efforts to Increase Utilization of Split Liver Transplant in U.S.

We are leading efforts to increase the utilization of split liver transplantation, including training surgeons, conducting research to show outcomes from SLT are not inferior, and helping to change policy around allocation and scoring.

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Centralized Heart Failure Management Program Using Remote Monitoring, Artificial Intelligence

Led by Nir Uriel and Gabriel Sayer, NewYork-Presbyterian developed a 5-phase approach to identify patients with worsening heart failure who may benefit from heart failure management in between clinic visits.

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Physicians Examine the Safety and Efficacy of Tocilizumab for the Treatment of Severe COVID-19 Infection

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia examine the safety and efficacy of tocilizumab for the treatment of severe COVID-19 infection in 29 solid organ transplant recipients and 29 matched controls.

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Liver Paired Exchange Program

As the U.S. continues to face a major organ shortage, liver experts consider innovative methods to increase the number of liver allografts. A liver paired exchange program could expand the pool for patients with ABO incompatible and size mismatched living donors.

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COVID-19 Lung Transplant Recipient Case Series

In the largest, single-center retrospective case series of lung transplant recipients infected with COVID-19 to date, the Lung Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia shares its experience.

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COVID-19 Infection in Patients Waitlisted for Kidney Transplantation and Kidney Transplant Recipients

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell examined the health outcomes of 56 patients on the waitlist for kidney transplantation and 80 kidney transplant recipients infected with COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Infection in Kidney Allograft Recipients

In a retrospective chart review of 54 kidney transplant recipients infected with COVID-19, researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell describe their strategy for systematic triage and management techniques for immunosuppressive therapies.

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COVID-19 All Solid Organ Transplant Recipient Cohort Study

In a collaborative effort between NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, researchers share their experience across all solid organ transplants during a 3-week period at the height of the outbreak in New York City.

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COVID-19 Experience of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia’s Kidney Transplant Program

In a series of 6 recently published papers, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia shared their experience to help other centers around the country who are undergoing a pandemic surge

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Lung Transplantation: Decades of Experience and Expertise

Since the inception of the program nearly two decades ago, the Lung Transplantation Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia has performed more than 1000 lung transplants with survival rates that far surpass national averages.

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Management of Heart Transplant Recipients Infected With SARS-COV2

Heart transplant recipients with COVID-19 are at high risk for severe complications. The researchers, led by Nir Uriel, MD, MSc, discuss implications for the management of SARS-COV2, given the need for immunosuppression in this patient population.

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Living Donor Liver Transplant

As one of 20 centers in the United States who perform more than 20 living donor liver transplants per year, NewYork-Presbyterian is helping to expand the donor pool by advocating for living donations.

Newsletters for Medical Professionals

2023 Issue 1