With clinical training through Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Comprehensive Transplant Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has been one of the largest living donor kidney transplant programs in North America since 2010. We are also a volume leader in kidney, liver and pancreas patient waitlisting. Our abdominal transplant program includes: kidney (living and deceased donor), liver (living and deceased donor), pancreas, islet cell, and small bowel. We have been performing laparoscopic live donor nephrectomies since 1997. Lurie Children's transplant division joined our program in 1997 to create a combined transplantation initiative allowing adult living organ donation to children.
Our CTC faculty, headed by Dr. Michael Abecassis, have earned the reputation as national leaders in transplantation, research, and multi-disciplinary clinical care. Our transplant fellowships provide the best possible training experience for the next generation of transplant physicians.
Learn more about our education offering via the links below.
- Transplant Surgery Fellowship
Learn about the program that offers extensive and varied operative experience
- Transplant Nephrology Fellowship
Find out about our program dedicated to kidney transplants
- Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program
Learn about our program for individuals with post-doctoral degrees with an interest in pursuing a career in transplant-related research
- Fellows Educational Lecture Series
Discover series topics; attend an upcoming lecture
Commitment to Diversity
The Comprehensive Transplant Center strongly encourages applications from minority candidates who are under-represented in our specialty, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ students.
Northwestern University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates.
The Comprehensive Transplant Center does not have a residency program. For more information on related residency programs, please see the Department of Surgery or Department of Medicine residency information.
Continuing Medical Education
Learn more about the education opportunities available to physicians through our center via Feinberg’s Continuing Medical Education site.