Why Choose Us

The transplant program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the country’s most experienced, innovative, and established programs.

NewYork-Presbyterian is an international leader in organ transplantation, including the heart, lung, liver, kidney, intestine, and pancreas. Across our two campuses — NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center — we have performed the most transplant surgeries in the United States. With programs that have existed for decades, we are one of the top organ transplant programs in the country and have better-than-expected outcomes. Patients from around the world seek us out for our expertise, innovative approaches, and reputation for providing many types of transplants more quickly than other centers.

Our Specialties

organ donation diagram

Organ Donation

Every day, transplants bring renewed life to patients and their families and communities. A single donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation, restore sight in two people through cornea donation, and heal up to 75 others through tissue donation. In the U.S., nearly 120,000 people are currently waiting for life-saving organ transplants, and 10,000 of them live right here in New York.

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Our Team

Patients travel from across the country and around the world to seek care from our world-renowned doctors.

Our teams have performed over 18,000 transplants in the lifetime of our programs. Patients seek us out for our depth of experience and ability to bring together world-class doctors across multiple specialties to address the complex care needs for organ failure.

Tomoaki Kato, MD
Tomoaki Kato, MD

Chief of Transplant Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Sandip Kapur, MD
Sandip Kapur, MD

Chief of Transplant Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Our Approach to Care

A team of specialists for every stage of care.

When you or your loved one comes to us for a transplant, we bring together the specialists needed to provide care at every step of the journey. Each patient receives care from a multidisciplinary team that specializes in transplant care. This team includes a dedicated transplant coordinator, medical doctors with expertise in the organ being transplanted, transplant surgeons, transplant nurses, transplant social workers, transplant psychiatrists, transplant dietitians, transplant pharmacists, transplant financial counselors, and other healthcare professionals with the compassion and skills to coordinate the many facets of transplant care. Transplantation is a major procedure. You will need lifelong care and follow-up, and we are here to provide it for you with empathy and expertise.

Transplant Patient Story – Peter Killinger