Jefferson Transplant Institute at Lankenau Medical Center
The Jefferson Transplant Institute—a shared initiative of Thomas
Jefferson University Hospitals and Main Line Health—is a new model of
care for patients requiring solid organ transplantation. The merging of
our expertise and resources in transplantation care comes as Main line
Health celebrates an important milestone—the 20th anniversary of the
first kidney transplant procedure at Lankenau Medical Center.
What does this partnership mean for patients at Lankenau?
For those with advanced kidney disease, little will change. These
patients will receive the same excellent, comprehensive kidney
transplantation care at Lankenau that patients have received for the
past 20 years. What’s new is that our Kidney
Transplant Program is now aligned with Jefferson’s Kidney Transplant
Program, with standardized clinical protocols, a shared team of
Jefferson-based surgeons, and the opportunity for research
A major aim of the Jefferson Transplant Institute is to provide patients
with end-stage liver or heart disease seamless access to Jefferson's
multidisciplinary transplant teams while bringing pre- and
post-transplant care closer to home at specialized transplant centers.
The first of these—a center for the care of patients with advanced liver
disease—is now open at Lankenau Medical Center, under the leadership of
transplant hepatologist Scott
The Jefferson Transplant Institute is dedicated to optimizing care for
patients in need of liver or heart transplantation providing:
Patients with end-stage organ disease need significant care and
support. The closer to home and more consolidated these services
are, the easier it is on the patient. Main Line Health hospitals
offer the convenience of a local center where a patient's
complex pre- and post-transplant care needs can be met by an
experienced clinical team familiar to the patient.
Because clinical services are highly centralized, local centers
can offer efficient pre-transplant evaluation, for the
possibility of faster placement on the organ waiting list.
Streamlined coordination with surgical teams
Jefferson's multidisciplinary transplant teams work in close
collaboration with Main Line Health's clinical teams to help
patients prepare successfully for surgery and to monitor them
Referring physician involvement
Referring physicians are encouraged to work together with the
Institute's clinical and surgical teams to ensure smooth and
effective transitions of care.
For Heart Failure Patients
Also, through the Lankenau Heart Institute, heart
failure patients have access to a broad range of diagnostic, medical,
preventive and surgical treatment options. Lankenau Medical Center has a
Destination Therapy Program to offer comprehensive care for advanced
heart failure patients. In instances where heart transplantation is the
preferred method of treatment, the team is able to accommodate these
patients through their partnership with Thomas Jefferson University
To refer a patient for kidney or liver transplantation consultation at
Lankenau Medical Center, please call 484.476.8485 (kidney) or 610.896.7360
Jefferson Transplant Institute at Lankenau
Lankenau Medical Center
100 East Lancaster Avenue
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For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.