Kidney Transplant Centers List

Kidney transplantation is among the most complicated of medical procedures. While transplantation techniques and patient outcomes have improved, it is important to choose a top quality transplant center to ensure that kidney donation and transplant patients receive the appropriate care during and after the transplantation process.

University of Maryland Medical Center

The Division of Transplantation at the University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the nation’s largest transplant programs. The University of Maryland Medical Center is consistently rated as a top kidney disease center by “U.S. News & World Report” and has a long established history in both transplantation and the development of new transplantation techniques. The University of Maryland Medical Center also offers an innovative scarless, single-incision method of kidney removal to ensure that kidney donors also treated with minimal invasiveness. Simultaneous bilateral nephrectomy transplant is also offered by the University of Maryland Medical Center as an innovative treatment for polycystic kidney disease.

University of Maryland Medical Center
22. South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

University of California, Los Angeles

The UCLA Kidney Transplant Program is among the most established kidney transplantation facilities in the world. UCLA was one of the first hospitals in the United States to perform kidney transplantation and continues to treat more than 300 kidney transplant patients every year. In addition to excellent patient care, UCLA additionally enjoys a reputation as a leading research facility. UCLA has developed a Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program specifically to treat end-stage renal disease and type I diabetes. UCLA has also pioneered a Kidney Exchange Program that matches chains of incompatible donors with patients of their exact tissue type.

UCLA Medical Center
Department of Transplantation Services
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has performed kidney transplantation since 1963 and has successfully completed more that 4,000 kidney transplants. The William J. von Liebig Transplant Center at the Mayo Clinic is among the five largest transplant centers in the country and has the largest kidney donor program in the country. Mayo emphasizes the importance of survival rates after transplantation and has among the highest post-transplant survival statistics in the world. The Mayo Clinic also offers long-term housing for patients and families that may need to relocate to Minnesota for several weeks or months during the transplant and treatment process.

William J. von Liebig Transplant Center
Rochester Methodist Hospital
Mayo Clinic
201 West Center Street
Rochester, MN 55902

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Chad Stone is a cancer researcher based in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Stone has been an active writer since 2003 and has published high-profile articles on the molecular mechanisms of cancer and other diseases. Dr. Stone is a specialist in cancer metastasis of breast, colon, kidney and other carcinomas.