The Transplant Program at the University Health Network (UHN) is the largest and most comprehensive transplant program in Canada.
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As one of the top five programs in North America, we are known around the world as experts in kidney, liver, lung, heart and pancreas and intestinal transplant procedures.
The Transplant Program uses a coordinated team approach to care for all transplant patients. This focus helps the program develop unparalleled advances in transplantation and it provides the best medical and surgical care for our patients from all over the world. The Transplant Program also attracts and develops some of the world’s best leaders in surgical innovation, transplant medicine, nursing, and related areas of study.
The Transplant Program is a national and global referring centre for patients who need some of the most complex transplants.
Patients come to UHN’s Transplant Program because:
A dedicated team of transplant surgeons, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals make sure that all our patients receive the best possible individualized care. This begins before transplant, continues during surgery, and extends beyond recovery.
Our unique approach leads excellent short and long-term outcomes when compared to the U.S.
Research conducted by the Transplant Program focuses on improving health outcomes for people with organ transplants. Our ultimate goal is to be able to transplant organs that a person's body will never reject. The program continues to research new strategies to prevent acute and chronic organ rejection, and reduce the need for lifelong immunosuppressant medications.
The Transplant Program is pioneering many research projects that are changing the way in which transplant patients are treated and cared for. Some of these include:
UHN's Transplant Program offers a wide range of educational opportunities for medical professionals and attracts interest from the brightest doctors and surgeons around the world. Our program has strong ties to the University of Toronto and offers: