Organ Transplantation Overview

Organ Transplantation

Organ Transplantation Overview

Northwestern Medicine organ transplantation surgery is conducted at the Organ Transplant Center, and lung transplants are conducted through the Lung Transplantation Program. The Northwestern Medicine Organ Transplant Program is dedicated to comprehensive, compassionate care throughout the transplant process and consistently ranks among national leaders in transplants performed and patient outcomes year after year.

Physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians and other professional members of the transplantation team are dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients who undergo a transplant. Our services include:

We are a national leader in islet cell transplantation for patients suffering from severe type 1 diabetes. The center also takes a leadership position in innovative alternative treatment, laparoscopic kidney donation, prednisone-free transplantation and living-donor liver transplant surgery.

Areas of Care

Although organ transplant surgeries are performed in downtown Chicago, we have offices throughout the Chicagoland area for pre-surgical appointments and evaluations. Our focus on community outreach benefits patients and their physicians by providing many of the pre-transplant services closer to home.

For liver and kidney transplant evaluations and care in the northwest suburbs, visit:

Locations & Contact Information