Since 1963, when Cleveland Clinic performed the first kidney transplant in Ohio and became a recognized pioneer in the field of transplantation, we have been committed to expanding the staff, resources and technical support necessary to stay in the forefront of transplant technology, in all manners of transplant, including the following and more:
To provide the highest quality care for patients facing transplantation and their families, we utilize a surgical-medical team approach. All Cleveland Clinic staff transplant physicians are board-certified in a related medical specialty, and all transplant surgeons are board-certified in a related surgical specialty or have the international equivalent of board certification.
Cleveland Clinic is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and meets the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) standards as a center for heart transplants, heart/lung transplants, kidney transplants, kidney/pancreas transplants, liver transplants, lung and pancreas transplants.
We also meet standards set by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) as a center for bone marrow transplantation, as well as the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) standards for corneal transplants. Our bone and soft tissue transplant program meets standards set by the American Association of Tissue Banking, the FDA and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Cleveland Clinic was one of the first hospitals in the United States to become certified by Medicare under the new Conditions of Participation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for heart, kidney, liver, lung and pancreas transplantation.