Cleveland Clinic performed Ohio’s first kidney transplant in January 1963. During that same year, Cleveland Clinic launched its pediatric kidney transplant program.
In 2011, Cleveland Clinic staff completed 147 kidney transplants. As of December 31, 2011, 3,772 kidney, 185 kidney/pancreas, 55 kidney/liver, 4 kidney/heart and 1 kidney/intestine transplants have
been performed at Cleveland Clinic.
The Cleveland Clinic kidney transplant program is an essential component of a broad medical and surgical strategy to manage all patients with kidney disease with the therapy most appropriate to that patient, up to and including kidney transplants.
The Transplant Program now offers an alternative to dialysis: The Bioartificial Kidney. Read more about this innovative new treatment.
A kidney transplant brings an end to seven years of dialysis treatments for Shari Mosley.
Why choose Cleveland Clinic for your kidney transplant?
Cleveland Clinic is one of the nation's best overall hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 "America's Best Hospitals" rankings. Cleveland Clinic is ranked No. 4. This year, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute is ranked as the best program in the country, and Cleveland Clinic is also recognized for excellence in most of the other medical specialties ranked by the magazine.
The Cleveland Clinic kidney transplant program is a member of the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS), meeting all their requirements for kidney transplants.
If you or a loved one would like a second opinion from a top specialist at Cleveland Clinic, but may be disabled or find it too difficult to travel, we offer MyConsult. The MyConsult program is an online medical second opinion that connects you to our physician experts who will review your medical records and diagnostic tests to assess your suitability for transplant.
For More Information
Department Coordinator, Pre-Transplant
216.444.6996 or 800.223.2273 x46996
Kidney Transplant Department Coordinator, Post-Transplant
216.444.8949 or 800.223.2273 x48949