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About the Comprehensive Transplant Center

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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.

 
 

Innovation and Discoveries

Learn about some of our advancements in organ transplantation.

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1968

Paving the Way for Transplantation

We performed the first kidney transplant in Maryland.

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1983

Multi-Organ Transplantation Success

Johns Hopkins surgeons completed the first heart and lung transplantation in the mid-Atlantic region.

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1986

The Pioneer in Liver Care

We performed the first liver transplant in the mid-Atlantic region.

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1995

The Era of Minimally Invasive Surgery

We performed the first laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (minimally invasive kidney removal) in the world.

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1996

New Beginnings

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The Comprehensive Transplant Center is formed, providing quality care for our patients.

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2003

Six Lives Saved in One Procedure

The first triple domino kidney paired donation transplant in the world was performed at our center.

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2005

Advancements in Kidney Transplantation

Our surgeons completed the first five-way kidney paired donation transplant in the world.

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2009

Creating Safer Kidney Donations

Johns Hopkins surgeons performed the first vaginal kidney donation operation in the world, possibly increasing the amount of kidney donors.

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2012

The first bilaterial arm transplant is performed at Johns Hopkins

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2016

First HIV-to-HIV Living Donor Kidney Transplant

We performed the first reported HIV-to-HIV living donor kidney transplant in the U.S. and the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive liver transplant in the world.

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