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Transforming Transplant Care

AdventHealth Orlando has one of the first living donor programs in the nation and an organ transplant center that is ranked in the top one percent nationally for patient satisfaction. The AdventHealth Transplant Institute is constantly looking to ensure our patients have access to the latest in advanced treatments and procedures, even as they are being developed, through our heart, kidney, liver, and lung transplant programs. Our research department strategically selects research protocols that offer new or improved treatments that would not otherwise be available for our patients. The AdventHealth Transplant Institute performed more heart transplants than any other transplant center in the Florida - and our median transplant exceeds national average.

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A Reflection on Nearly Six Decades of Advancing Transplantation

“In the early days of kidney transplantation, as transplant physicians, we were typically responsible for finding organs on our own,” Robert Metzger, MD, the father of the AdventHealth Transplant Program, shares in this personal reflection, remarking on the evolution and advancements in organ donations since he began his career in the 1960s. He remembers memorable patients and highlights future innovations on the horizon.

Highlighted Transplant Trials

The Research Department at the AdventHealth Transplant Institute strategically selects research protocols that offer new or improved treatments that would not otherwise be available for our patients. We are committed to offering our patients the opportunity to access the most current treatments even as they are being developed.

View All Transplant Trials

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  • Now Enrolling

    Antiplatelet Removal and HemocompatIbility Events with the HeartMate 3 Pump

    Principal Investigator:

    Scott Silvestry, MD

  • Now Enrolling

    Surveillance HeartCare Outcomes Registry (SHORE)

    Principal Investigator:

    Nirav Raval, MD

  • Now Enrolling

    Organ Care System (OC) Heart System: OCS DCD Heart Continued Access Protocol (CAP)

    Principal Investigator:

    Nirav Raval, MD

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AdventHealth Clinicians in the News

In every specialty, AdventHealth clinicians pioneer innovations that inspire healing and lead their fields in medical breakthroughs for the future of health care. Read how our world-class physicians are making headlines for their innovation in heart failure care.

AdventHealth Physicians Share The Latest Updates In Their Field

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  • Cardiac Chat Series: In Your Community Health Leaders

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Nationally Ranked Transplant Experts

AdventHealth Transplant Institute’s physician team includes the area’s leading specialists in heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and liver transplant. Learn about our outstanding patient outcomes, clinical research and expanding capabilities here.

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World Class Expertise, First-Class Care

Top-Ranked

Our organ transplant center is in the top one percent nationally for patient satisfaction, with median transplant wait times that are shorter than national averages

Forward-Thinking

One of the first living donor programs in the nation and have the latest in advanced treatments and procedures.

Nationally Recognized

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best hospitals.

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized as the #1 hospital in Central Florida by U.S. News & World Report.

A New Level of Comfort

For patients who are traveling for treatment, our all-new Bartch Transplant House provides housing and all the amenities patients and their caregivers need during their transplant journey.