Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Program
The Pediatric Kidney Transplant and Dialysis Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents diagnosed with kidney failure. Since the inception of the Program in 1992, we have performed 300 kidney transplants, with outcomes among the best in the nation.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Transplant Center has met extensive quality criteria to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by OptumHealth and an Institute of Excellence by Aetna.
Kidney Transplant: A Guide for Patients and Families
Download this guide to learn about important topics including the transplant evaluation process, waiting for a transplant, transplant surgery, post-transplant care, and life after transplant.
Transplant Center Town Hall
The Pediatric Transplant Center recently held a Virtual Town Hall to discuss frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and transplant patients and families. Watch the recording.
Traveling to Philadelphia
If you are anxious about traveling to Philadelphia, we're here to support you. View our resources for patients and families to learn more information about preparing for your appointment, a guide to procedures, overnight and extended hospital stays, where to stay, billing and insurance, and a video about what to expect.
At the Kidney Transplant Program, our team members come from a variety of specialties throughout the hospital. That means your entire family will benefit from our multidisciplinary approach.