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Visit the New
England Organ Bank
Initiated in 1997, the Kidney Transplant Center at Rhode Island
Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Brown University Medical School,
has rapidly become recognized as one of the most advanced in New
England, with a success rate and a standard of patient care second to
We have assembled one of the most skilled and experienced teams of
transplant surgeons, nephrologists,
and related specialists in the nation. Equally important, we have
created a uniquely personalized and caring environment for patients
undergoing transplantation. Our transplant team emphasizes close
consultation and cooperation with referring nephrologists and primary
care physicians of transplant patient candidates as they progress from
the initial evaluation, transplant work-up, surgical transplantation and
every step of postoperative care and management.
In addition, the Rhode Island Hospital transplant team has moved quickly
to the forefront of clinical research in newer, more effective
immunosuppressive agents and reduced immunosuppression protocols -
research that improves transplant success, reduces the likelihood of
rejection and enhances quality of life.