Focusing on patient care, education and research, our renowned physicians and surgeons work closely with a multidisciplinary team of nurse practitioners and coordinators, social workers, nutritionists, psychiatrists and financial counselors to guide patients and families through each phase of the transplant experience.
In 1996, the Transplant Center performed the first-ever liver transplant in the Hudson Valley region. Since then, the program has exceeded all expectations. With our Kidney Transplant Program established as the largest and leading program in New York State, the Transplant Center provides hundreds of people each year with the gift of life.
The Transplant Center is an active member of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which provides us access to potential organ donors from throughout the U.S. The Center is also a leader in the area of living-related donor transplants, which enables someone to safely donate a kidney or a portion of his/her liver to another individual to preserve life. In addition to our Liver and Kidney Transplant programs, the Transplant Center at Westchester Medical Center also performs hundreds of corneal transplants each year (most for children) and all types of bone marrow transplantation.
Most recently, Westchester Medical Center launched its Heart Transplant Program - offering patients from our region and beyond a comprehensive range of services that rivals any major medical center in the world.