Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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As the largest integrated transplant provider in the nation, Mayo Clinic's care team has experience with just about every kind of transplant and accompanying condition, from common to very rare. Every year, more than 150 surgeons and physicians and hundreds of allied health staff, specifically trained to care for transplant patients, perform more than 2,000 solid organ and bone marrow transplants in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Together, Mayo Clinic caregivers produce some of the best outcomes in the country, including speed to transplant, organ acceptance and patient survival.

Mayo Clinic has preeminent adult and pediatric transplant programs, offering heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung, hand, face, and blood and bone marrow transplant services. Mayo doctors were on the leading edge of medicine when they performed their first clinical transplant in 1963. They have remained there ever since, continually improving and expanding organ transplantation. Research activities in the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic directly contribute to the current successful outcomes of organ transplantation.

Mayo Clinic's transplant practice stands out by every measure:

  • Outstanding outcomes. Transplant recipients at Mayo Clinic experience excellent outcomes. The experience of Mayo Clinic physicians and the integrated team approach results in transplant successes that compare favorably, time after time, with national averages.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic transplant physicians perform more transplants at Mayo's Arizona, Florida and Minnesota campuses combined than any other medical center in the nation. Mayo Clinic conducts more than 2,000 solid organ and bone marrow transplants each year. Mayo Clinic bases its care on more than 150 years of research, innovation and experience.
  • Multisite practice. Mayo Clinic provides transplant programs for adults at all three campuses and for pediatric patients at its Minnesota campus. Adult patients can be seen at all three sites after their transplant procedure.
  • Comprehensive care. All the specialists, tests and procedures a patient needs are available at the same location, where integrated teams coordinate every step from start to finish.

    Mayo Clinic's focus on the individual brings peace of mind in a time of difficulty.

  • Personalized approach. Mayo Clinic physicians look at the evidence to determine the safest and most effective approach for every challenge patients face and apply this knowledge to obtain the best possible outcomes.
  • Whole-process support. Mayo Clinic assigns each patient an experienced transplant nurse coordinator to help answer questions and provide support before and after transplantation.
  • Detailed follow-up practice. Mayo Clinic physicians monitor patients closely so that each patient gets the care he or she needs when it's needed. This approach ensures the success of the transplant in collaboration with the patient's referring physician. Long-term care, if needed, is seamlessly coordinated with the patient's local physician.
  • Whole-person care. Mayo Clinic transplant staff provides a human experience, taking the time to listen to your questions and concerns, which may include medical, nutritional, social, financial and spiritual issues. Mayo Clinic's integrated care teams provide all the care necessary for the transplant and related medical needs. Mayo makes the experience seamless so that patients can focus on getting better, knowing all their needs are being addressed.

    Integrated teams of specialists bring fresh, innovative approaches, offering patients answers to complicated medical needs.

  • Living-donor experience. Mayo Clinic transplant surgeons have extensive experience with living-donor kidney and liver transplants. Mayo Clinic surgeons in Minnesota performed their first living-donor kidney transplant in 1963, and offer these procedures at all three sites. Mayo Clinic transplant teams in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota perform more living-donor kidney transplants than any other medical center in the nation, and Mayo Clinic is the only center in Arizona that offers living-donor liver transplants.
  • An institution of firsts. Mayo Clinic transplant teams have pioneered numerous advances in transplant procedures and transplant care. In 2009, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, became the first in the nation to discharge a patient home with an artificial heart, and Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota offered the first clinical hand transplant program in the nation.
  • Research excellence. Transplant research at Mayo Clinic has contributed significantly to current successful outcomes of organ and bone marrow transplants worldwide.
  • Multifaceted approach. Transplant medicine laid much of the groundwork for the field of regenerative medicine. Today, transplantation is one of three approaches being studied and applied by the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine to restore tissue and organ function.

Mayo Clinic doctors and transplant surgeons have unparalleled expertise treating people with conditions that may be treated through a transplant. They work with a team of doctors trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual needs.

Mayo Clinic offers several surgical services and procedures, including but not limited to those listed below. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you call to request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic also offers transplant care for children and regenerative medicine services.

The following conditions, among others, are treated in the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic:

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

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Arizona doctors by specialty

Blood and marrow transplant

  1. Roberta H. Adams, M.D. (pediatric medical director)
  2. Leif Bergsagel, M.D.
  3. Januario E. Castro, M.D.
  4. Rafael Fonseca, M.D.
  5. Nandita Khera, M.D., M.P.H.
  6. Jeremy T. Larsen, M.D.
  7. Jose F. Leis, M.D., Ph.D.
  8. Javier L. Munoz, M.D.
  9. Pierre Noel, M.D.
  10. Jeanne M. Palmer, M.D. (medical director)
  11. Craig B. Reeder, M.D.
  12. Allison C. Rosenthal, D.O.
  13. James L. Slack, M.D.
  14. Lisa Z. Sproat, M.D.

Heart transplant

Heart transplant and ventricular assist device surgery
  1. Staci E. Beamer, M.D.
  2. Patrick A. DeValeria, M.D. (surgical director)
  3. Dawn E. Jaroszewski, M.D.
  4. Louis A. Lanza, M.D.
Heart transplant medicine
  1. Brian W. Hardaway, M.D.
  2. Lisa M. LeMond, M.D.
  3. Julie L. Rosenthal, M.D.
  4. Robert L. Scott, M.D., Ph.D.
  5. D. Eric Steidley, M.D. (medical director)

Infectious diseases

  1. Janis E. Blair, M.D.
  2. Juan C. Gea Banacloche, M.D.
  3. Robert Orenstein, D.O.
  4. Maria (Teresa) T. Seville, M.D.
  5. Holenarasipur (Vic) R. Vikram, M.D.

Kidney and pancreas transplant

Abdominal transplant surgery (kidney, pancreas and liver transplant surgeries)
  1. Jack W. Harbell, M.D.
  2. Winston R. Hewitt Jr., M.D.
  3. Caroline C. Jadlowiec, M.D.
  4. Amit K. Mathur, M.D.
  5. Adyr A. Moss, M.D.
  6. Kunam S. Reddy, M.B.B.S.
  7. Andrew L. Singer, M.D., Ph.D.
Kidney and pancreas transplant medicine
  1. Pooja Budhiraja, M.D.
  2. Harini A. Chakkera, M.D.
  3. Raymond L. Heilman, M.D.
  4. Janna L. Huskey, M.D. (pancreas medical director)
  5. Hasan A. Khamash, M.D. (kidney medical director)
  6. Lavanya Kodali, M.B.B.S., M.D.
  7. Girish K. Mour, M.B.B.S., M.D.
  8. Sumi Sukmaran Nair, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Liver transplant

Liver transplant medicine
  1. Bashar A. Aqel, M.D.
  2. Thomas J. Byrne, M.D.
  3. Elizabeth J. Carey, M.D.
  4. David M. Chascsa, M.D.
  5. Rolland C. Dickson, M.D.
  6. David D. Douglas, M.D.
  7. Hugo E. Vargas, M.D.

Florida doctors by specialty

Blood and marrow transplant

  1. James M. Foran, M.D.
  2. Michael J. Joyce, M.D., Ph.D. (medical director, pediatric program)
  3. Candido E. Rivera, M.D.
  4. Vivek Roy, M.D. (medical director, adult program)
  5. Taimur Sher, M.B.B.S., M.D.
  6. Han W. Tun, M.D.

Heart transplant

Heart transplant medicine
  1. Rohan M. Goswami, M.D.
  2. Juan Carlos Leoni Moreno, M.D.
  3. Parag C. Patel, M.D. (medical director)
  4. Daniel S. Yip, M.D.
Surgeons
  1. Kevin Landolfo, M.D.
  2. Si M. Pham, M.D. (chair)
  3. Basar Sareyyupoglu, M.D.

Kidney and pancreas transplant

Kidney specialists
  1. Tambi Jarmi, M.D. (pancreas medical director)
  2. Martin L. Mai, M.D. (kidney medical director)
  3. Katherine Oshel, M.D.
  4. Mary B. Prendergast, M.B., B.Ch., M.D.
  5. Hani M. Wadei, M.D.
Surgeons
  1. Justin M. Burns, M.D.
  2. Kristopher (Kris) P. Croome, M.D.
  3. Shennen A. Mao, M.D.
  4. Justin H. Nguyen, M.D.
  5. Dana K. Perry, M.D. (surgical director)
  6. C. Burcin Taner, M.D. (chair)

Liver transplant

Critical care specialists
  1. Juan M. Canabal, M.D.
  2. Philip Lowman, M.D.
  3. Pablo Moreno Franco, M.D. (chair)
Infectious Disease
  1. Lisa Brumble, M.D.
Liver specialists
  1. Denise M. Harnois, D.O.
  2. Andrew P. Keaveny, M.D.
  3. Tushar C. Patel, M.B., Ch.B.
  4. Surakit Pungpapong, M.D.
  5. Barry G. Rosser Jr., M.D.
  6. Raj Satyanarayana, M.D.
  7. Liu Yang, M.B.B.S. (medical director)
  8. Maria L. Yataco, M.D.
Surgeons
  1. Justin M. Burns, M.D.
  2. Kristopher (Kris) P. Croome, M.D.
  3. Shennen A. Mao, M.D.
  4. Justin H. Nguyen, M.D.
  5. Dana K. Perry, M.D.
  6. C. Burcin Taner, M.D. (chair)

Lung transplant

Lung specialists
  1. Francisco Alvarez, M.D.
  2. David B. Erasmus, M.D. (medical director)
  3. Tarik J. Haddad, M.D.
  4. Thatagat Narula, M.B.B.S., M.D.
  5. Sadia Z. Shah, M.D.
Surgeons
  1. Kevin Landolfo, M.D.
  2. Ian A. Makey, M.D.
  3. Si Pham, M.D. (chair)
  4. Basar Sareyyupoglu, M.D.
  5. Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Minnesota doctors by specialty

Blood and marrow transplant

  1. Hassan Alkhateeb, M.D.
  2. Stephen M. Ansell, M.D., Ph.D.
  3. Carola A S. Arndt, M.D. (Pediatrics)
  4. Richard J. Bram, M.D., Ph.D. (Pediatrics)
  5. Francis K. Buadi, M.D.
  6. David Dingli, M.D., Ph.D.
  7. Angela Dispenzieri, M.D.
  8. Paul J. Galardy, M.D. (Pediatrics)
  9. Morie A. Gertz, M.D.
  10. Shahrukh K. Hashmi, M.D.
  11. Suzanne R. Hayman, M.D.
  12. William J. Hogan, M.B., B.Ch. (medical director, adult program)
  13. David J. Inwards, M.D.
  14. Patrick B. Johnston, M.D., Ph.D.
  15. Shakila P. Khan, M.D. (medical director, pediatric program)
  16. Prashant Kapoor, M.D.
  17. Saad J. Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B.
  18. Shaji Kumar, M.D.
  19. Martha Q. Lacy, M.D.
  20. Mark R. Litzow, M.D.
  21. Ivana N. Micallef, M.D.
  22. Eli Muchtar, M.D.
  23. Mrinal S. Patnaik, M.B.B.S.
  24. Luis F. Porrata, M.D.

Hand transplant

Hand/Face transplant medicine
  1. Hatem Amer, M.D.
  2. Karen L. Andrews, M.D.
  3. Keith A. Bengtson, M.D.
  4. Sheila G. Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D.
  5. Mary L. Jurisson, M.D.
  6. Thomas R. Schwab, M.D.
Hand/Face transplant surgery
  1. Karim Bakri, M.B.B.S.
  2. Brian T. Carlsen, M.D.
  3. Samir Mardini, M.D. (surgical director, face transplant)
  4. Steven L. Moran, M.D. (surgical director, hand transplant)

Heart and lung transplant

Heart and lung transplant surgery
  1. Richard C. Daly, M.D. (surgical director, Heart and Lung Transplant Program)
  2. Joseph A. Dearani, M.D.
  3. Alberto Pochettino, M.D.
  4. John M. Stulak, M.D.
Heart transplant medicine
  1. Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D.
  2. Barry A. Boilson, M.D.
  3. Alfredo L. Clavell, M.D. (medical director, Heart Transplant Program)
  4. Shannon M. Dunlay, M.D., M.S.
  5. Brooks S. Edwards, M.D.
  6. Robert P. Frantz, M.D.
  7. Sudhir S. Kushwaha, M.D.
  8. Naveen L. Pereira, M.D.
  9. Richard J. Rodeheffer, M.D.
  10. Andrew (Drew) N. Rosenbaum, M.D.
  11. John A. Schirger, M.D.
Pediatric heart transplant medicine
  1. Jonathan N. Johnson, M.D.
  2. Patrick W. O'Leary, M.D.

Kidney and pancreas transplant

Kidney transplant specialists
  1. Hatem Amer, M.D.
  2. Carl H. Cramer II, M.D. (medical director, Pediatrics)
  3. Naim S. Issa, M.D.
  4. Yogish C. Kudva, M.B.B.S. (medical director, Pancreas Transplant Program)
  5. Aleksandra Kukla, M.D.
  6. Timothy S. Larson, M.D.
  7. Elizabeth C. Lorenz, M.D.
  8. Suzanne M. Norby, M.D.
  9. Carrie A. Schinstock, M.D. (medical director, Kidney Transplant Program)
  10. Thomas R. Schwab, M.D.
  11. Sandra J. Taler, M.D.
  12. Stephen C. Textor, M.D.
Kidney and pancreas transplant surgeons
  1. Patrick G. Dean, M.D.
  2. Tayyab (Ty) S. Diwan, M.D.
  3. Julie K. Heimbach, M.D.
  4. Scott L. Nyberg, M.D., Ph.D.
  5. Mikel Prieto, M.D.
  6. Mark D. Stegall, M.D.
  7. Timucin Taner, M.D., Ph.D.

Liver transplant

Liver specialists
  1. Alina M. Allen, M.D.
  2. Gregory J. Gores, M.D.
  3. Robert C. Huebert, M.D.
  4. Sumera I. Ilyas, M.B.B.S.
  5. Patrick S. Kamath, M.D.
  6. Michael D. Leise, M.D.
  7. Harmeet Malhi, M.B.B.S.
  8. John J. Poterucha, M.D.
  9. William Sanchez, M.D.
  10. Vijay Shah, M.D.
  11. Douglas (Doug) A. Simonetto, M.D.
  12. Jayant A. Talwalkar, M.D.
  13. Kymberly D. Watt, M.D. (medical director, Liver Transplant Program)
  14. Russell H. Wiesner, M.D.
Liver transplant surgeons
  1. Julie K. Heimbach, M.D.
  2. Charles B. Rosen, M.D.
  3. Timucin Taner, M.D., Ph.D. (surgical director, Liver Transplant Program)
Pediatric liver specialists
  1. Mounif El-Youssef, M.D.
  2. Samar H. Ibrahim, M.B., Ch.B.

Lung transplant

Lung transplant specialists
  1. Cassie C. Kennedy, M.D.
  2. Steve G. Peters, M.D.
  3. J. P. Scott, M.D. (medical director, Lung Transplant Program)
  4. Hiroshi Sekiguchi, M.D.
  5. Mark E. Wylam, M.D.

Lung Transplant Surgeons

  1. Richard C. Daly, M.D. (surgical director, Lung Transplant Program)
  2. Alberto Pochettino, M.D.

Transplant dermatology

  1. Clark C. Otley, M.D.
  2. Randall K. Roenigk, M.D.

Transplant infectious diseases

  1. Elena Beam, M.D.
  2. William F. Marshall, M.D.
  3. Raymund R. Razonable, M.D.
  4. Randall C. Walker, M.D.

Transplant psychiatry

  1. Shawna L. Ehlers, Ph.D., L.P.
  2. Sheila G. Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D.

Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. Mayo Clinic has preeminent 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:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and heart care
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Urology

The Village at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

The Gabriel House of Care in Jacksonville, Florida, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

The Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota, offers low-cost housing for transplant patients and their caregivers.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

The Transplant Center includes transplant services and research at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. In clinical and basic research, researchers strive to improve surgical procedures, develop new anti-rejection medications (immunosuppressive medications), improve outcomes and care for people who need transplants. Research also focuses on finding alternative therapies for people who may not need a transplant.

See Mayo Clinic's transplant clinical trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are working to improve several areas of transplant, including:

  • Heart transplant. Researchers study new surgical procedures, outcomes after transplants and other areas of heart transplant. Read more.
  • Lung Transplant. Scientists conduct research to address challenges associated with lung transplantation and includes the Lung Restoration Program in Florida, which is a joint effort with United Therapeutics. Read more.
  • Liver transplant. Researchers study how to improve outcomes and care for people who need a liver transplant. Researchers also study hepatitis B and C, immunosuppressive medications, bioartificial liver technology, and other areas. Read more.
  • Kidney and pancreas transplant. Researchers study living-donor kidney transplants, kidney transplants between incompatible blood types (ABO incompatible kidney transplants), kidney transplants for recipients whose protein substances (antibodies) react against their donors' cells (positive crossmatch kidney transplants), and immunosuppressive medications. In addition, Mayo transplant researchers study what happens to kidneys years after transplant to try to determine why some kidneys fail and others last longer. Mayo Clinic staff has developed innovations to increase the viability of deceased-donor organs to increase transplant rate for people waiting for kidney transplantation. Read more.
  • Blood and marrow transplant. In blood and marrow transplant, researchers study how to improve your immune system's function, how to improve outcomes, and how to reduce recurrence of your condition after a blood and marrow transplant. Read more.
  • Transplant immunology. Researchers work toward a better understanding of the complex processes of chronic immune-mediated injury to pave the way to novel clinical approaches for better patient outcomes. Read more.
  • Face transplant. A multidisciplinary team of experts are developing techniques to improve face transplant surgery and its long-term outcomes. Read more.
  • Hand transplant. A multidisciplinary team of physicians and scientists are developing treatment options that will provide the most benefit for patients requiring hand transplantation. Read more.

Bioartificial liver

Some people who need organs have high levels of antibodies, such as from blood transfusions. In these highly sensitized individuals, being matched to an organ from a deceased donor or finding a living donor may be almost impossible. Mayo Clinic researchers are working to develop a bioartificial liver that allows people with liver disease to receive the improved liver function that comes with liver transplant without undergoing the procedure.

In this approach, live cells from pig livers filter the patient's blood in a process similar to that of kidney dialysis. This bioartificial liver offers several advantages:

  • The live cells perform all the metabolic functions that a human liver does, besides filtering wastes from the body.
  • Patients can avoid the risks of surgery and minimize disruption to their lives.
  • The donor liver that the artificial liver recipient would have received is available for another person needing an organ.

Several other steps are involved, as well, to increase the safety and likelihood of success. The drug eculizumab (Soliris) is taken to prevent organ damage caused by antibody attacks on the new organ. Multiple rounds of plasma exchange filter out antibodies. Mayo Clinic was one of the first centers to use eculizumab.

If the individual needs to have more than one organ transplanted, as in heart-liver and kidney-liver transplantation, Mayo Clinic doctors plan the sequence of the procedures to reduce antibody production. Transplanting the liver first, when possible, may reduce the chance of rejection of the other organ.

In addition, Mayo doctors carefully individualize organ recipients' care plans to reduce the likelihood of organ rejection. With planning, the likelihood of rejection has been reduced from 40% to less than 10%.

Publications

See a list of publications about transplant by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Read more about transplant laboratories and programs:

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of Mayo Clinic transplant patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Mayo Clinic is the only nationally integrated transplant program with three nationally ranked programs at three geographic locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in more than a dozen specialties works together to ensure quality care and successful recovery. Mayo Clinic is one of the most experienced surgical practices in the world. Mayo has more than 300 surgeons and 122 operating rooms among its three locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform hundreds of transplant surgeries each year.

Mayo Clinic physicians' experience and integrated team approach results in transplant outcomes that compare favorably with national averages. Teams work with transplant recipients before, during and after surgery to ensure the greatest likelihood of superior results.

Volumes and success measures by program

Read more about Mayo's experience and success with transplantation by program.

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