Since our transplant program first began in 1967, our team of experts at the Ohio State Comprehensive Transplant Center has continued to drive innovation through advanced research and excellent patient care. As central Ohio’s only adult comprehensive transplant center, we have performed more than 10,000 solid organ transplants. Learn more about how Ohio State is leading the way in organ transplantation.
Since our transplant program first began in 1967, the Comprehensive Transplant Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has become a world leader in lifesaving care and transplant research, providing heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas and kidney-pancreas transplants.
Our established team of specialty trained transplant experts includes:
Infectious disease physicians
Advanced practice providers
Being an academic medical center allows us access to the latest treatments and clinical trials of new immunosuppressive drugs and anti-rejection therapies. Our current standard of care is using prednisone-free immunosuppressive medications, a regimen available to about one quarter of all patients in the United States.
Excellence and Experience
#10 transplant program, by volume, in the United States in 2019
Multidisciplinary research collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital at the Center for the Epidemiological Study of Organ Failure and Transplantation (CESOT) to improve outcomes in transplantation worldwide
Members of the Acute Liver Failure Study Group, a collaborative network of 28 hospitals that have studied more than 3,000 cases of acute liver failure
One of the largest and most experienced kidney-pancreas centers in the world
Ability to perform living donor transplants of both the kidney and liver
Only experts in central Ohio to perform Auto Islet cell transplantation to cure end state pancreatitis, which left untreated leads to diabetes
Transplant Firsts at Ohio State
1967 — Living donor kidney transplant (Ohio State’s first organ transplant)
1983 —One of the first centers in the U.S. to study cyclosporine, an immunosuppressant that revolutionized transplantation
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