Transplant in the News

Transplant in the News

Transplant in the News

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Transplant team photo with patient at the end of surgery.

Awake Kidney Transplantation: A Revolution in Transplant Care

Surgeons at Northwestern Medicine performed a kidney transplant on a patient who remained awake during the surgery without general anesthesia and was discharged home less than 24 hours after surgery. It's the first awake kidney transplant performed at Northwestern Medicine.

Transplant team standing for a photo.

First in Illinois to Reach 10,000 Abdominal Transplants

The Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplant Center performed its 10,000th abdominal organ transplant procedure, becoming the first health system in Illinois to achieve that milestone.

Two doctors and a patient, who is also a doctor, standing in a hallway, arms around each other. The transplant physicians are wearing white lab coats. The patient is wearing a purple Northwestern Medicine shirt.

California Doctor Receives First Combined Lung-liver Transplant for Advanced Lung Cancer in U.S.

Gary Gibbon, MD, a pulmonologist and allergist from Santa Monica, traveled to Chicago for a first-of-its-kind transplant procedure, becoming the first person in the U.S. to receive a double-lung and liver transplant for advanced lung cancer.


Voices of Better Medicine: Northwestern Medicine Hispanic Access Transplant Program

Juan Caicedo Ramirez, MD, director of the Northwestern Medicine Hispanic Transplant Program, discusses the program, transplant care disparities Hispanic people often face, and how we can address those disparities.


Voices of Better Medicine: Living Donor Organ Transplantation

Juan Caicedo Ramirez, MD, surgical director of the Northwestern Medicine Liver Transplant Program, discusses the living donor organ transplant process, the Northwestern Medicine Living Donor Program and what a patient can expect when they get a liver transplant.

Dr. Gmurczyk after surgery with team

This Chicago doctor donated her kidney to a woman in Virginia she’d never met

Aleksandra Gmurczyk, MD, a nephrologist and assistant professor of Nephrology and Hypertension at Northwestern Medicine, donated her own kidney to help someone waiting for a transplant — and to inspire others to do the same.

A cooler for organs to transplant.

Can Stem Cells Replace Immunosuppressants?

When Margaret Rainey received a kidney from her daughter, she also got her stem cells. She is part of a clinical trial to use stem cell transplantation in place of anti-rejection medication to protect the donated organ.


Couple matches for organ transplant after husband suffers from failing kidneys due to stroke

Bi-racial couple discovers they are a match after search for a kidney for husband.


Diversity in Transplant Care

In recognition of Donate Life month, chief of Cardiology Dr. Clyde Yancy moderated a discussion with transplant surgeon Dr. Dinee Simpson and Director of the Hispanic Transplant Program, Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo, about how our health system is making strides towards diversity in transplant care.

Northwestern Medicine Transplant Surgeon Honored with Presidential Early Career Award

Northwestern Medicine Transplant Surgeon Honored with Presidential Early Career Award

Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD, is one of five Northwestern University faculty to be awarded with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).


Sisters' Tribute to Late Dad Sparks Kidney Donation Chain

Two sisters' tribute to their late father sparked a chain of transplants that changed eight other lives.


Grow Your Own Kidney? Chicago Researchers Are Getting Closer

About 3,400 people in Illinois await a kidney transplant—many for five years. A Northwestern Medicine team working to make new organs in the lab could cut that wait.

Dr. Dinee Simpson in a lab coat, sitting near a patient's bed

Chicago Transplant Surgeon Aims to Increase Live-saving Options for African American Patients

Jacquelyn Charleston has been waiting for a transplant for weeks. A liver from a living or deceased donor could save her life.