Pediatric Intestine Transplant Program

Oliver WillhelmUPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has played an important role in the rapid progress of intestinal transplant techniques. Our surgeons have performed approximately 45 percent of intestinal transplants worldwide.

Intestine Program Highlights

  • Children’s has performed over 250 intestinal transplants since the program’s inception in 1990.
  • Children’s Hospital has the highest patient survival rates (91 percent at three years) compared with all other high-volume patient transplant centers nationwide. The national average is 67 percent.
  • Children's hosts the only international symposium dedicated to the treatment of children with intestinal disease/failure through rehabilitation and transplantation. The next meeting is the 10th bi-annual conference scheduled for 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Watch the Video: Children’s Hospital Pediatric Transplant Program.
  • Follow @CHPtransplant on Twitter.

Research and Clinical Studies

As a nationally recognized research center, UPMC Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intestine Transplant Program participates in the latest clinical studies, which involve human volunteers and are intended to add to our medical understanding.