Transplant Centers

Cardiac Transplantation (973) 926-7205

In 1986, the Medical Center was designated as the only heart transplantation center in the state by the N.J. Department of Health. More than 275 heart transplants have been performed since the program began. The percentage of patients surviving transplantation is higher than most programs nationwide. In addition, the Medical Center offers left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs) that allow heart transplant candidates more personal independence while awaiting transplantation.

Renal Transplantation (973) 926-7555

On September 20, 1968, the state's first living-related kidney transplant was performed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Today, the Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Transplant Centers are located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Together, they form one of the largest programs in the country with more than 250 transplant surgeries performed each year, and more than 4,130 since 1968. In fact, the Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Transplant Centers combined perform more renal transplants than any other facilities in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia or Boston.

Barnabas Health is one of a few renal transplant programs in New Jersey that is involved in clinical research trials for patients. Barnabas Health physicians have actively participated as primary investigators for clinical research trials in new anti-rejection drug therapies since 1993.

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