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​The History of Transplantation at UPMC

For more than 30 years, UPMC has been a leader in the field of organ transplantation.

From the early years when Dr. Thomas E. Starzl pioneered liver transplant surgery, to finding new ways to help patients accept their transplanted organs, we give hope to thousands of people living with life-threatening organ failure.

Our advanced clinical research continues to create alternative life-giving transplant options for people around the world.

A Timeline of Transplant Firsts

To view some of our transplant milestones at UPMC, click and drag the cursor on the timeline below.​


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