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About the Comprehensive Transplant Center

The Sheikh Zayed Tower will be the new home to the Comprehensive Transplant Center.

Since 1968 when the first kidney transplant in Maryland was performed at one of our facilities, Johns Hopkins has been a leader in transplant innovation. In 1996, the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center was created to provide our patients with the best transplant experience possible. Our transplant team includes surgeons, physicians, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists, therapists, psychologists, and many other specialists trained in transplantation, who are committed to actively working with our patients through every step of the transplant process.

Our History

1968First kidney transplant performed in Maryland
1983First heart / lung transplant performed in the mid-Atlantic region
1986First liver transplant performed in the mid-Atlantic region
1995First Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy (minimally invasive kidney removal) in the world
1996The Comprehensive Transplant Center was formed
2003First Triple Domino Kidney Paired Donation transplant in the world
2005First 5-Way Kidney Paired Donation transplant in the world
2009First Vaginal kidney donation operation performed in the world
2012Johns Hopkins physicians performed The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s first bilateral arm transplant
2016First HIV-positive to HIV-positive liver transplant in the world and first HIV-positive to HIV-positive
kidney transplant in the United States