Video Series: Discussing the 50th Anniversary of Transplant - Dr. Leventhal

Northwestern Medicine
Organ Donation and Transplantation April 28, 2014
Northwestern Medicine® is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its organ transplant program, which began with a kidney transplant on Feb. 18, 1964, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. While we recently posted a blog discussing the importance of this milestone, we also wanted to see what some of our transplant experts had to say about the achievement and the future of transplantation.

Take a look at the video below featuring Joseph Leventhal, MD, PhD, director of kidney and pancreas transplantation for Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive Transplant Center, as he shares his thoughts in this ongoing video series.


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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.

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