Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is the world's first pediatric solid organ transplant program.
Our surgeons perform life-saving heart and lung transplants on children who have:
Our transplant surgeons at the Heart Institute of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC are experts in:
As one of the most active transplant centers for children in the world, our heart and lung transplant surgeons performed:
Our heart and lung transplant team also pioneered the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
ECMO provides short-term support for children awaiting a heart transplant and for those with severe breathing problems.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh is one of only five centers awarded National Institutes of Health grants to create the next generation of ventricular assist devices (VADs).
These mechanical pumps will:
To extend such benefits to infants too small for traditional VADs, we're working on a fully implantable mechanical heart pump the size of a nickel.
Our partners in this project include:
To reduce the need for immunosuppressive drugs and help our patients live longer, healthier lives, we're researching other options for preventing organ rejection. One promising option is inoculation of intrathymic donor bone marrow at the time of transplant.
Our NIH-supported research also includes studies to better understand post-transplant lymphomas and whether genetic differences contribute to diverse outcomes among transplant patients.
Alloantibodies: Prevalence and Impact in Pediatric Heart Transplantation
Alloantibodies in Pediatric Heart Transplantation
MRI Quantification of Cardiac Fibrosis after Heart Transplantation
Transplant Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Disease – Pathogenesis and Immunotherapy
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.