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Transplant medicine that changes lives

MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute offers the complete spectrum of care from evaluation and medical management to cutting-edge surgery and transplant procedures. We provide hope and life-restoring treatments for patients with end-stage organ failure.

The Institute is one of the highest volume organ transplant programs in the country and offers the expertise of some of the foremost US transplant specialists. We have performed more than 8,500 liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, and multi-organ transplants. And our volumes speak volumes. For all organs, our one-year adult and pediatric survival rates are among the best in the country.

To learn more, please call 202-444-3700.

One of the highest volume transplant programs in the country

  • 8,500+ transplants (liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, and multi-organ).

  • 340 kidney transplants in 2020.

  • 120+ liver transplants a year.

  • High volumes, superior outcomes (United States).

  • Among top 3 programs by volume for pediatric liver transplants.

  • Among the top 5% of the highest volume centers for kidney transplants.

  • One of the largest national paired kidney exchange sharing program.

  • Second largest national program by volume for pancreas transplants.

  • Among the top 2 intestinal transplant programs by volume with patients from 15 countries.

  • Among the top 10 programs by volume for all abdominal transplants.

Life-saving liver and kidney transplant care for U.S. veterans at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. Covered through your VA insurance.

Veterans living anywhere in the U.S. who need a liver or kidney transplant can receive this care from the experienced transplant specialists at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, one of the top transplant centers in the nation. The Veteran’s Administration recently added the Institute to its network, giving veterans access to the expert, compassionate care provided by the multidisciplinary MedStar Georgetown transplant team.

This collaborative program allows veterans to continue receiving much of their care pre- and post-transplant at the VA, with the transplant procedure taking place at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The MedStar Georgetown team of transplant specialists provide care tailored to the needs of each patient, using the latest surgical techniques and technology, including minimally invasive and robotically-assisted surgery and living donor transplant to treat end-stage kidney and liver disease.

And as long as you have your evaluation with your local VA, everything is covered by your VA insurance.

To learn more about the VA-MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute program, click here.


A team of transplant surgeons from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital pose for a group photo in the operating room.

Our providers

Our multidisciplinary team of nationally known surgeons and medical specialists helps patients and their loved ones through the transplant process.

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Research and education

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The Center for Translational Transplant Medicine has launched approximately 100 clinical trials since 2013. Research topics include immunity modulation, inflammation, cellular reprogramming, tolerance induction, and other potential paths to improve graft survival and reduce infection and rejection, particularly for complex small bowel transplantations.

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