New York's Largest Living Donor Transplant Program

NewYork-Presbyterian’s Living Donor Transplant program offers patients the possibility of earlier transplantation, faster recovery and better outcomes. With a living donor transplant, patients receive an organ, or portion of an organ, from a living person, such as a relative, friend, or in some cases, a stranger.

As a national leader in living donor transplants, our specialists pioneer new methods to increase the viability of available organs, expedite patient-donor pairings, and improve surgical outcomes. Across our two transplant programs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center — we have performed the most living donor transplants in the United States.

“We are on the cutting edge of new treatments, new operations, living donor liver transplants—using all the advanced devices that many of which were invented here and first tested in humans here. Our renal failure and dialysis programs are among the most advanced.”

— Jean C. Emond, MD, Chief of Transplant Surgery and
Executive Director, Transplant Initiative,
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

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A National Leader in Organ Transplantation


US News Honor Roll Badge

With programs that have existed for decades, we are ranked as the top living donor organ transplant program in the country for having better than expected outcomes. We’ve performed more living donor transplants over the last decade than any other transplant center in the country.

Pioneering Innovative Procedures

In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, our Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine transplant specialists have pioneered transplantation offerings for incompatible donors and recipients and were the first to perform minimal-incision donation operations.

Successful outcomes

Our living donor program achieves excellent outcomes for liver and kidney transplant recipients, which exceed the national expected outcomes. More physicians and their families have chosen NewYork-Presbyterian for their living donor transplant because of our reputation as one of the best programs in the US.