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Kidney Transplant Program

The goal of the Kidney Transplant Program at Rush is simple: To support you before, during and after your kidney transplant.

The team includes skilled transplant surgeons and medical specialists, as well as a nurse coordinator who is available to answer your questions about treatment. The team is dedicated to putting you at ease and helping you understand the transplant process.

In addition to medical and nursing experts, the transplant team includes professionals who can answer your questions about medications, diet and insurance, among other topics.

Additionally, through the living kidney donor program at Rush, relatives, loved ones, friends and even individuals who wish to remain anonymous can help those who need a kidney transplant by becoming a living donor — a person who donates one of their kidneys when they are still alive.

Fill out a living donor questionnaire to determine if you are elligible to be a living kidney donor.

Bilingual staff and interpreter services are available for non-English-speaking patients.

Our exceptional outcomes help make our kidney transplant program at Rush one of the leading programs in overall outcomes among Illinois hospitals.

According to the most recent Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) data, as of the January 2019 report, our one-year patient survival rate for single organ transplants is 96.28%. Our one-year survival rate for patients with functioning transplants from deceased donors is 96.02%. 


The Rush University Transplant Program cares for patients in need of liver, kidney and pancreas t

Edward Hollinger Jr, MD, PhD is a transplant surgeon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

Samuel Saltzberg, MD, is a nephrologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.