Yale Organ Transplantation and Immunology

Yale New Haven Transplantation Center (YNHTC) offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and treatment for patients with end stage organ failure. YNHTC focuses on three areas: patient care, research and education. The clinical divisions-liver, kidney and pancreas- draw upon Yale University Medical School and Yale-New Haven Hospital’s long tradition of excellence. Well before organ transplants were possible, our reputation for medical care and research attracted patients with liver, kidney and other gastrointestinal diseases from around the world. Our Histocompatibility Testing and Immune Evaluation Laboratory provides state-of-the-art laboratory and diagnostic services. Our Transplant Surgeons and Physicians work closely with many disciplines including, Hepatology, Immunology, Pathology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care to provide cutting edge, state of the art transplant services through Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Our efforts are dedicated to the highest level of compassionate and ethical care for these special patients, while we continue to develop new strategies for improving transplant care as well as preserving organs through clinical research, including clinical trials, and basic science research.

Our transplant surgeons perform state-of-the-art minimally invasive and traditional operations, including:

  • Liver transplant
  • Live Donor Liver transplant
  • Split Liver transplant
  • Kidney transplant, for renal failure
  • Laparoscopic live donor kidney transplant
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Immune response to transplant
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • Organ preservation

Our colleagues in Cardiothoracic Surgery perform heart transplantation.