Our Experts Weigh In on the 50th Anniversary of Transplant at Northwestern
In order of appearance, this video features the following Northwestern Medicine experts:
- Steven Flamm, MD, medical director of the liver transplant program
- Jonathan Fryer, MD, director of the liver transplant program
- Doug Penrod, RN, outreach coordinator for the Kovler Organ Transplantation Center
- Juan Carlos Caicedo, MD, director of the Hispanic Transplant Program
- Xunrong Luo, MD, PhD, director of the islet cell transplantation program
- John Friedewald, MD, director of clinical research for the Comprehensive Transplant Center
- Michael Abecassis, MD, chief of the division of organ transplantation and founding director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center
- Joseph Leventhal, MD, PhD, director of kidney and pancreas transplantation
Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive Transplant Center is one of the largest and most successful organ transplant centers in the America, and is a leader in both living liver and kidney transplantation. Since its first transplant in 1964, Northwestern Medicine has provided new organs for more than 6,000 people and has become a pioneer in transplantation research. In order to make these critical services available to as many people as possible, Northwestern Medicine has opened satellite clinics in locations that include Peoria, Moline, Glenview and Joliet in Illinois, and Portage, Indiana. In 2006, it also created its own Hispanic Transplant Program to better address the needs of the large Hispanic patient population who call the Chicago area home.
Organ recipients and family members of organ recipients may also join Transplant Village,* an independent non-profit organization formed by Northwestern transplant patients to help support the Comprehensive Transplant Center.
To learn more about transplantation experts, services and research at Northwestern Medicine, please visit the center’s website or call 312-695-8900.
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