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Research is a critical part of what we do at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Learn more about our research on treating and managing advanced disease and transplantation surgery

Our Transplant Specialists

The most important member of the transplant team is you. Meet our team of experienced transplant specialists who will be with you every step of the way. 


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is part of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, providing hope and life-restoring care to patients with end-stage organ failure. As one of the highest volume transplant programs in the United States, we have performed more than 7,500 liver, kidney, small bowel, colon, stomach and multi organ transplants.  We also perform hepatobiliary surgery and offer auto islet cell transplantation for those patients suffering from the pain of chronic pancreatitis. 

Our one-year adult and pediatric graft survival rates are higher than any other transplant center in the mid-Atlantic region.  The Transplant Institute is committed to guiding and supporting patients and their loved ones through the transplant process.  Our multidisciplinary team of nationally known surgeons and medical specialists as well as transplant coordinators, social workers and dieticians are committed to guiding and supporting patients and their loved ones through the transplant process and offering patients their best chance for recovery and an improved quality of life. 

This joint program is the combination of transplant teams at both MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In addition, the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute offers outpatient kidney evaluations at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, as well as Fairfax, Virginia. Liver evaluation sites are located at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and Fairfax, Virginia.

The Foremost Transplant Specialists and Care 

The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute is the area's best answer to the evaluation and treatment of advanced liver disease, intestinal disorders, chronic kidney disease and complications of diabetes. Our specialty centers include: 

  • Liver Disease and Transplant Program
    MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute is one of the largest liver transplant centers in the region, with 106 transplants a year. Patients on our waitlist receive transplants faster than any other center in MD and D.C., nearly three times as fast as other transplant centers. Our commitment to our patients translates to excellent outcomes that exceed the national average. 

  • The Center for Liver and Pancreas Surgery
    With five transplant hepatologists on staff, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute encompasses one of the most comprehensive and experienced liver disease practices in the area. 
    Recognized for Expertise in Treatment of Pancreatic Diseases 
    One of 30 centers in the United States and the only facility in the Washington, D.C. area, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been recognized for the care of people with pancreatic diseases by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF).

  • The Center for Intestinal Care and Transplant
    The Center for Intestinal Care and Transplant at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, the only program in the Nation's capital and one of only a handful of Medicare-approved centers nationwide, offers new and successful surgical and medical options for adults and children suffering from disabling and life-threatening intestinal disorders and liver disease.  

  • The Kidney Transplant and Pancreas Program
    The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute offers the expertise of some of the foremost kidney specialists in the country.

  • The Transplant Center for Children
    The Transplant Center for Children at Georgetown University Hospital is Washington, D.C.’s largest program and the nation’s third largest program.
I went into this experience knowing nothing about liver transplants, but because of the team at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute—their compassion, and the fact that they explained every step of the process and answered my questions—I felt safe and came from a place of comfort and belief rather than fear. I wouldn’t be here without the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute team. They saved my life." - Lynly, Liver Transplant Recipient

Lynly Liver Transplant Recipient

Our liver transplant outcomes are highest in the region

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Transplant Digest Fall 2020
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