The Barnabas Health Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division— located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston — form one of the largest programs among 240 in the country.
In 2012, the Division performed 296 transplants, including a record-breaking 153 living donor transplants. More than 6,000 transplant surgeries have been performed since 1968.
The Division performs more renal transplants than any other facility along the East Cost.
A ground-breaking 12-person, paired kidney exchange transplant chain featured in a three-part multimedia series, “Chain of Life,” by The Star-Ledger.
New Jersey’s only Living Donor Institute, created in 2006, promotes living donation as the best treatment option for patients with chronic kidney disease.
The Division is a leader in robotic technique for transplant surgery; including the world’s first robotic-assisted kidney transplant.
In 2006, The Division became the first program in New Jersey and among a few in the country to offer patients participation in its Program for Incompatible Kidney Transplants -- an innovative program for ABO and HLA incompatible transplantation that expands transplant options for more patients.
New Jersey’s first paired kidney exchange was performed by The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2005.
Barnabas Health began its simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant program in 1995 at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and its pancreas after kidney transplant program in 2000. In that time, more than 135 such surgeries have taken place at Saint Barnabas. In 2005, a pancreas transplant program began at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Barnabas Health is one of a few renal transplant programs in N.J. 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.
New Jersey’s first deceased donor kidney transplant, and living donor transplant surgeries, were performed in 1968 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Pioneering research in new immunosuppressive therapies.
HRSA Grant Recipient leading research on living donation and effective patient education strategies.