Why Choose Us
The transplant program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the most experienced, innovative, and established programs in the country.
NewYork-Presbyterian is an international leader in the transplantation of organs 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.
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.
Patients travel from across the country and around the world to seek care from our world-renowned doctors.
Our teams have performed over 15,000 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.
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.
One year after undergoing a 23-hour triple transplant that gave him two new lungs, a liver, and a kidney, 24-year-old Raymond Fermin says, “I wake up every day feeling grateful that I’m still here and that I can breathe now.”
The Lung Transplantation Program at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center – one of the top lung transplant programs in the country – marked a major milestone by performing its 1,000th lung transplant.
Dr. Nir Uriel Appointed Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian
Dr. Nir Uriel, a renowned leader in the field of heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation, has been appointed director of advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian, effective August 16. Dr. Uriel will also serve as professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and adjunct professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Weill Cornell Medicine.
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I feel like a brand new person. Living on the LVAD taught me how to live in the present moment and to be grateful for every second of life and every breath I take. Now, with the heart transplant behind me, I’m traveling and living life from a whole new perspective.
When Eliana arrived, she could not walk or even stand. As the team at NewYork-Presbyterian waited for her new heart to arrive, they worked to nourish her body as much as possible. About a week after getting on the transplant list, Dr. Uriel got the good news that they had secured a heart.