Research and Clinical Trials

Research and Clinical Trials


As a premier academic medical center, Northwestern Medicine and its collaborative partner Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are committed to the advancement of healthcare through clinical innovation, medical education, and scientific research.

The Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine was founded in 2009 to facilitate research and education across all areas of transplantation and other care for end‐stage organ disease. Northwestern University faculty have earned the reputation as national leaders in transplantation, research, and multidisciplinary clinical care through Feinberg’s affiliated hospitals.

Learn more about research at Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinical Trials

Scientists at the medical school conduct hundreds of clinical trials daily. Learn more about all our work via the Feinberg Office of Research Clinical Trials website. You may search for clinical trials by disease or condition.

The kidney transplant team is currently enrolling patients into two stem cell‐based therapies (HLA identical and HLA disparate) designed to wean kidney recipients off immunosuppression. These exciting and novel approaches are available to all patients with a living donor who meet study criteria. Northwestern Memorial Hospital has the only transplant center in the country currently offering these leading‐edge treatments to kidney transplant recipients.

For more information on the Comprehensive Transplant Center trials, please visit or call Organ Transplant Center at 312.695.8900.