Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Transplant Center is one of the leading institutes for heart, liver and kidney transplantation in South Florida. As an extension of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Florida’s center brings more than 50 years of experience in transplantation surgeries to the region, which serves the southeastern United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Dr. Cedric Sheffield leads Cleveland Clinic Florida’s transplant program, with over 25 years of experience, having personally performed more than 1,000 transplant procedures. With world renowned transplant surgeons who are dually licensed in Florida and Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida is fully integrated with United Network for Organ Procurement (UNOS) and has one of the fastest growing transplant programs in the region.
In 2017, Cleveland Clinic Florida's Transplant Center staff completed close to 200 solid organ transplants.
Heart Transplant Program
Cleveland Clinic Florida's Heart Transplant Program was developed in close collaboration with Cleveland Clinic of Ohio. As the top-ranked hospital in the nation for Heart and Vascular services for more than 20 years by US News & World Report, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has one of the largest heart transplant centers in the United States and has been performing heart transplants since 1984. Doctors are dually licensed to practice in both Ohio and Florida.
Cleveland Clinic Florida’s heart transplant team has decades of experience treating patients with heart failure and advanced heart disease. In addition to physicians and surgeons, the transplant team includes Transplant Coordinators, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Dietitians and Organ Procurement Specialists, many of whom have decades of experience in their areas of specialty.
As questions come up during the process of finding the right hospital for heart transplantation, we’ve made it as easy as possible by answering your most frequently asked questions. For more specific inquiries or to speak directly with a representative, please call us at 954.659.5133. Or you can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kidney Transplant Program
In 2013, Cleveland Clinic Florida, an extension of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, was granted accreditation and support from Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to perform kidney transplants. The kidney transplant program subsequently received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2014.
A multidisciplinary team of Cleveland Clinic Florida physicians developed the transplant program in close collaboration with physicians from Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, which has more than 50 years of successful kidney transplant experience. During the first year, physicians at Cleveland Clinic Florida performed a higher number of transplants than expected, making it one of the fastest growing transplant programs in the nation.
In addition to quickly growing the practice, Cleveland Clinic Florida boasts some of the world’s most renowned and most recognized physicians in transplant surgery. Dr. Jason Vanatta leads Cleveland Clinic Florida’s abdominal transplant program. In addition, transplant surgeons at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio are dually licensed and perform kidney transplants in Florida.
Liver Transplant Program
Cleveland Clinic Florida’s multidisciplinary team supports the Clinic’s vision, which is to provide exceptional clinical outcomes, best-in-class patient experiences, refined solutions for liver problems and excellence in research and education.
We have developed an extensive teaching program to help patients learn about the transplant process, liver transplant surgeries and caring for individual health needs before and after the transplant procedure. This information is necessary to assist patients in making informed decisions regarding transplantation.
We know that learning about the transplant process and how to care for yourself might be overwhelming at first. But remember, you can learn a little each day. We have also prepared reference materials that can provide you with all the information you need before, during and after transplantation.