Welcome to the Northwestern
University Affiliated Transplant Centers.
As the leaders of established organ transplant programs at two of
Chicago's most respected medical institutions, we envisioned the
importance of a formal alliance. After integrating the expertise of
adult services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pediatric services
at Children's Memorial Hospital, we feel confident that no other
transplant center in the Midwest possesses the medical potency of
Northwestern University Affiliated Transplant Centers (NUATC).
hospital stands alone as a national leader. As allies in making
transplantation an option for more patients, we form a powerful, single
resource of combined skills, innovation, and research. NUATC delivers a
continuum of outstanding care for patients of all ages, not only in
transplant surgery, but also by providing comprehensive care for organ
system diseases. We also serve the medical community and managed care by
ensuring specialty care for children and adults, with lifelong follow-up
of NUATC allows for cost-effectiveness and contractual arrangements
aimed at making comprehensive care for organ disease more available.
Care remains very compassionate and personalized because of the
specialized proficiency in each type of disease and the dedicated teams
of professionals who attend to each patient before, during and after
mission of NUATC is to create an environment in which children and
adults of all ages can receive outstanding comprehensive transplant care
and where transplant physicians and surgeons can contribute meaningfully
to the knowledge and understanding of transplantation through research.
Both institutions of have invested tremendous resources to support this
integrating the adult and pediatric transplant centers under the
academic and scientific auspices of Northwestern University, we now
offer the highest quality transplant services for all organs and tissues
to people of all ages. We are confident that the affiliation of our two
centers into NUATC creates the most comprehensive transplant organization
in our region of the United States. We fully expect that NUATC will quickly
emerge as one of a small group of pre-eminent centers that lead American
organ and tissue transplantation.
Michael M. Abecassis, MD
Chief, Division of Organ Transplanation
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
F. Whitington, MD
Director of Organ Transplantation
Children's Memorial Hospital