NYU Langone Medical Center’s Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplant Center Achieves Highest Liver Transplant Survival Rates in Manhattan

Transplant Center #2 in Manhattan for Kidney Transplant Survival Rates

August 10, 2011 - 10:41am

NYU Langone Medical Center’s Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplant Center received the highest one-year post liver transplant survival rate in Manhattan and is second best for kidney transplant survival rates in Manhattan, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), a national database of statistics related to solid organ transplantation and donations. Survival rates are based on SRTR data from January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.

“We are extremely proud to be among the best for liver and kidney transplant survival rates in New York City,” said Lewis W. Teperman, MD, vice chair of the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery. “One of the markers of a high performing transplant center is a dedicated and experienced team of clinicians, social workers and support staff -- we credit our success to having just that.”

Established in 1989, the Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplant Center at NYU Langone has been at forefront of organ transplantation and treats the second highest number of primary liver cancer patients in the United States. One way the transplant center achieves best outcomes is through their dedicated transplant medical/surgical unit. The 31-bed unit provides specialized care of adult pre- and post-operative transplant patients and is staffed by a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of experts.  The center is also recognized by several health insurance companies as a Centers of Excellence in liver transplantation with a proven record of successful transplants. Centers of Excellence are a select group of providers recognized as leaders in specific fields of medicine including cancer treatment, transplants and infertility. 

SRTR is a national database of transplantation statistics and supports the ongoing evaluation of the scientific and clinical status of solid organ transplantation, including kidney, heart, liver, lung, intestine, and pancreas. Data in the registry are collected by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) from hospitals and organ procurement organizations (OPOs) across the country. Twice a year the SRTR publishes Transplant Program Reports which describe the activity and outcomes at each transplant center in the U.S.


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