UChicago Medicine Recognizes Heart Transplant Milestone

UChicago Medicine Recognizes Heart Transplant Milestone

Doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine have performed more than 2,500 kidney transplants, 400 pancreas transplants, 1,600 liver transplants and 300 heart transplants. This year, they celebrated the 100th heart transplant since the program was rejuvenated several years ago. Watch the video to learn more about the patient’s story and the work of our transplant teams, which are internationally known for their expertise in multi-organ transplants.


August 31, 2017

Created by

The University of Chicago Medicine

Related Presenters


Nir Uriel, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Nir Uriel, MD, is a leader in the field of heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. He specializes in caring for patients who require mechanical circulatory support, including ventricular assist devices ...


Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD

Chief, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam specializes in the surgical management of heart failure, and is an expert in high-risk cardiac surgery. He has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants -- including the total artificial heart -- and countless ...