Northwestern University is an educational and research institution. The faculty of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provide clinical patient care through affiliated hospitals and practice plans. Feinberg is not a patient care destination.
The Department of Surgery’s Division of Organ Transplantation's clinical practice is conducted at the Feinberg-affiliated Northwestern Medicine Kovler Organ Transplantation Center. Kovler is dedicated to comprehensive, compassionate care throughout the transplant process. The center has been a leader in transplant since 1964, where surgeons transplant more than 400 organs each year. Northwestern's transplant program consistently ranks among national leaders in transplants performed and patient outcomes year after year. Physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians and other professional members of the Kovler Organ Transplantation Center team are among the most experienced and respected medical professionals in the world, and are dedicated to improving the quality of life of transplant patients.
The Kolver Organ Transplantation Center provides kidney, liver, pancreas and islet, heart, and intestinal transplant services, and is a national leader in islet cell transplantation for patients suffering from severe type 1 diabetes. The center also takes a leadership position in:
- Innovative alternative treatment
- Laparoscopic kidney donation
- Prednisone-free transplantation
- Living donor liver transplant surgery
For more information about our clinical practice, including information on: physicians, surgeons, transportation, accommodations, living donor video, insurance, clinical outcomes, and satellite clinics, please visit the Organ Transplantation Program section of the Northwestern Medicine website.