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About Pittsburgh and Transplant Services at UPMC Hospitals

Before traveling to Pittsburgh for an organ transplant, you will need to know some basic details such as:

  • Which UPMC hospitals offer transplant services.
  • How we can help with planning your visit to UPMC Transplant Services.
  • What you and your family can do during your stay in Pittsburgh.

Transplant Services at UPMC Hospitals

Depending on the type of transplant you need, we perform most adult surgeries at our main campus — UPMC Montefiore — located in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.

We also offer transplant services at:​

  • UPMC Presbyterian — founded in 1893, UPMC Presbyterian provides state-of-the-art care to patients in the tri-state area and throughout the world.
  • UPMC Hamot — located in Erie, Pa., Hamot joined the UPMC family in 2011.
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC — as a fixture in the Pittsburgh community for more than 120 years, Children's Hospital started the nation's first pediatric transplant program.

Your transplant coordinator will give you detailed instructions about which facility you are visiting. If you need other testing or medical consults while you're at UPMC for your transplant evaluation, your coordinator will let you know where you need to go.

For living donor transplants, keep in mind that if one person is an adult and the other is a child, we will perform the adult's surgery at UPMC Montefiore and the child's surgery at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Directions to UPMC's Adult and Pediatric Transplant Services

Adult Transplants Pediatric Transplants
UPMC Montefiore
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
412-647-UPMC (8762)
1-800-533-UPMC (8762)
Get directions to UPMC Montefiore.
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-8088
Get directions to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
GPS Device: Be sure to include the hospital's full address when coming to our main campus in Lawrenceville. Some outdated GPS maps may direct you to our former campus in Oakland.

Travel Planning for our UPMC Transplant Patients

At UPMC, we offer logistical help for not only local transplant candidates, but also for those traveling to Pittsburgh from other areas and even countries.

The patient information packets that your transplant coordinator will give you will contain some helpful details such as:

  • A map of the hospital and parking information.
  • Hotels and lodging.
  • Places to eat nearby.
  • Shuttle service from area hotels and public transportation.

On the day of your transplant evaluation or surgery, we can even have one of our Transplant Guardian Angels (PDF) meet you at the front door to help you find your way around the hospital.

International transplant patients

Transplant patients from outside the US should contact the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute for help traveling to Pittsburgh and receiving translation support, when necessary.

To contact the Starzl Institute from places outside the United States and Canada:

Phone ​01-412-647-5800 or toll free at 1-877-640-6746
Fax ​412-647-5070
Email transplant@upmc.edu
Mail ​Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Attention: Transplant Referral
UPMC Montefiore, 7 South
3459 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

More About Pittsburgh

Incorporated in 1816, Pittsburgh has a rich cultural history and many historic sites.

If you or your family members would like to experience the city while you're at UPMC for your transplant, go to www.visitpittsburgh.com.

You'll find:


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