Specialties & ConditionsTransplantation Solid Organ Transplant Accomplishments
Solid Organ Transplant Accomplishments
Since its transplantation program began in 1964, Lurie Children's is one of only eleven children’s hospitals nationwide to have performed more than 1,000 solid organ transplants.
Notable first transplants at Lurie Children’s:
- 1964: Kidney
- 1988: Heart
- 1997: Liver
- 2003: Intestine
Building on the Past
The growth of the pediatric transplantation program was possible because of each successful transplant.
“It’s very gratifying to see the enthusiasm of everyone involved at Lurie Children’s to do everything possible to improve our results and build on the success of the past and to make sure that every child who could benefit from a transplant gets one,” said Riccardo Superina, MD, pediatric and transplantation surgeon.