Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. Mayo Clinic has pre-eminent adult and pediatric transplant programs, offering heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, hand, face, and blood and bone marrow transplant services. Mayo doctors performed their first clinical transplant in 1963. Since then, Mayo's efforts to continually improve and expand organ transplantation have placed Mayo at the leading edge of clinical and basic transplant research worldwide. Research activities in the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic have contributed significantly to the current successful outcomes of organ transplantation
Specialized transplant care at Mayo includes:
Reputation and rankings
U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals
U.S. News & World Report has named Mayo Clinic to its annual list of "Best Hospitals" for more than 20 years. Hospitals named to the Honor Roll are part of a small group recognized for breadth of excellence.
To be included on the Honor Roll, a medical center must rank at or near the top in at least six of the 16 medical specialties included in the rankings. Mayo Clinic consistently ranks high for gastroenterology, kidney disease and disorders, heart care, cancer, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology and other specialties.
U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on factors such as mortality index, patient safety, nurse staffing and Magnet status, patient services, and technology. Current U.S. News & World Report transplant-related rankings include:
- Cardiology and heart care
- Diabetes and endocrinology
- Ear, nose and throat
Reputation and rankings by program
- 2011 Health Resources and Services Administration/Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance Awards
- Heart Transplant — Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Arizona, Bronze Award
- Kidney Transplant — Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, Bronze Award
- Liver Transplant — Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, Gold Award (sole Gold Award given)
- LifeSource 2011 Outstanding Donation Advocate of the Year