Tulane Transplant Institute

Welcome to your TEAM FOR LIFE.  Tulane Medical Center, located in the heart of New Orleans, LA, has long played an important role in the development of organ transplantation. Since the early 1960’s, Tulane physicians have strived to make life better for people with organ failure.

In 1959, the first living donor kidney transplant in New Orleans was performed at Tulane. We are proud of our long history in transplant. As a truly multiorgan program, we offer comprehensive disease management for patients with kidney, liver, pancreas, and intestinal disorders.

With the focus on patient care and outcomes, our multidisciplinary team of dedicated physicians evaluates and treats each patient as an individual. We strive to create a care plan that is comprehensive and personalized, reserving transplantation for patients that fail other, more conservative treatment modalities. Once transplantation is indicated, our outcomes are impressive. We pride ourselves on our results and have performed more than 3000 life-saving liver, kidney and pancreas transplants.

Our physicians continue to lead the way by performing cutting edge procedures, such as laparoscopic donor nephrectomies and laparoscopic liver resections. We have also been leaders in clinical research, working to improve patient care by searching for better ways to treat diseases such as Hepatitis C, and to prevent and eradicate rejection. Our state-of-the-art, dedicated clinic and inpatient unit allow for streamlined, multidisciplinary care of our patients.