Transplant Surgeons

Memorial Transplant Institute

As the only Transplant Institute to offer adult and pediatric heart and kidney transplants in Broward County, we guide you through the transplant journey.

The transplant team in the operating room

At Memorial Transplant Institute, we provide second chances.

The entire transplant team at Memorial Transplant Institute is committed to providing attentive care during every part of your treatment. From medical supervision to social support, financial assistance to dietary guidance, we'll be by your side through each phase of your transplant and recovery.

Our robust variety of support programs are designed around one goal: Keeping you as healthy as possible before transplant, safe during surgery and thriving after transplant.

Why Choose Us for Your Organ Transplant?

You are not alone on your journey back to health. Our transplant specialists collaborate with you, your family, and an integrated team of care providers to ensure the most appropriate treatment plan. Our dedicated team focuses entirely on your changing needs, offering you everything from personalized disease management strategies to advice on what to pack for your hospital stay. As part of a much broader hospital network, we have access to the most recent medical advances and latest research, as well as a diverse array of resources. We offer:

  • Quality transplant care close to home: Memorial Transplant Institute is one of only two centers in Broward and Palm Beach Counties offering pediatric and adult heart and kidney transplant services.
  • Extensive experience: Memorial Regional Hospital was the first in Broward County to offer heart transplants for adults and, since then, our transplant program has grown in size and scope.
  • Care for your entire lifetime: We are the only pediatric and adult provider for both heart and kidney transplant in the area. The benefits of staying in one system have many payoffs, including consistency, familiarity and better coordination of care.
  • Innovative care for complex cases: Our doctors and surgeons are able to perform innovative and complex procedures not available at all hospitals nationwide. We offer advanced heart care, too, including ventricular assist devices (VAD) which can help your heart work better while you wait for transplant or can serve as an alternative to transplant.
  • Care tailored to you: From evaluation to recovery, we work in close collaboration with you, your family and your referring physician to ensure mutual understanding and ongoing support throughout your transplant journey. Learn more about why you should choose Memorial Transplant Institute.
Ben's with transplant doctors at Memorial

Our Kidney Transplant Program

Your Transplant Care Team

Our expert, cross-disciplinary team has every aspect of your transplant experience covered.

Your core transplant surgery team
  • Transplant surgeons: Doctors who perform transplant surgery
  • Anesthesiologists: Doctors who specialize in the administration of drugs that prevent pain during surgery
  • Intensive care transplant nurses: Nurses specializing in the care of transplant patients
  • Advanced nurse practitioners: Licensed practitioners who work closely with doctors and surgeons
  • Intensivists: Doctors who specialize in the care of the critically ill
  • Perfusionists: Experts in using the heart-lung machine during surgery
Transplant specialists
  • Transplant Cardiologists: Heart doctors
  • Transplant Nephrologists: Kidney doctors
  • Transplant Immunology specialists: Doctors who specialize in caring for the immune system and help decrease organ rejection
  • Transplant Infectious Disease specialists: Doctors who help you avoid dangerous infections
  • Laboratory medicine/Transplant pathology experts: Experts who check donor suitability and organ quality
  • Transplant Pharmacists: Experts who monitor the immunosuppressive medications required after transplant
  • Transplant Coordinators: Registered nurses who coordinate your care
  • Transplant Dietitians: Registered dietitians who provide transplant-specific education and nutritional support before and after transplant
Additional support
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists: Specialists who use physical activity to help your body get stronger
  • Transplant dietitians: Nutrition experts who help you meet nutritional goals
  • Transplant psychologist and social workers: Experts who help you cope with a variety of transplant concerns
  • Transplant financial counselors: Experts who help you understand the various financial aspects of your transplant
  • Independent living donor advocate: People who represent and protect the living donor
Nancy, who had a heart transplant

Nancy's Heart Transplant

Nancy started having chest pains and always felt tired. She turned to Memorial for a second opinion that saved her life.

Ludnie's Heart Transplant Story

Ludnie's Heart Transplant Story

Suffering from severe heart failure as a teen, Ludnie turned to our heart transplant specialists.
Antwon's New Kidney

Antwon's New Kidney

A young millennial couple, Antwon's wife Jequita gives him her kidney when he became sick shortly after they were married.
Ben’s Living Donor Kidney Transplant Story

Ben’s Living Donor Kidney Transplant Story

See how a generous kidney donor and a successful transplant at Memorial Transplant Institute changed Ben’s life
Marilyn’s Kidney Transplant Story

Marilyn’s Kidney Transplant Story

See how our kidney transplant team and a generous donor helped Marilyn to receive a successful kidney transplant and how it has changed her life.
Save or Improve a Life – Be a Kidney Donor

Save or Improve a Life – Be a Kidney Donor

Learn about the difference you can make by becoming a kidney donor.