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Transplant Infectious Diseases Program

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The main mission of the UPMC Transplant Infectious Diseases (ID) program is to prevent of infectious complications in transplant candidates and recipients.

We support patients of UPMC organ transplant programs in:

  • Heart transplant
  • Intestinal transplant
  • Kidney and pancreas transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Lung transplant
  • Multi-organ transplantation

We also care for people needing mechanical circulatory support.

Transplant ID Program Services and Treatments

The UPMC Transplant ID program's expert services and treatments include:

  • Full assessments of transplant candidates, focusing on infection risks and approaches to reduce or eliminate them.
  • Consults for infectious disease management and prevention in transplant patients and donors.
  • Treatment of infections related to mechanical circulatory support.

We also provide education on preventing and treating infections to:

  • Transplant candidates.
  • Caregivers.
  • Health care providers at all levels.

Experts in Transplant Infectious Disease

Our doctors have thorough training and expertise in transplant infectious diseases including, but not limited to:

  • Fungal infections.
  • Viral infections (cytomegalovirus, respiratory, and other opportunistic viruses).
  • Mycobacterial and parasitic infections.

Our Transplant ID program doctors also have experience in:

  • Managing transplant patients infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses.
  • Handling drug-resistant bacterial infections.
  • Treating Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infections.

Our team works closely with experts from other UPMC teams, such as:

  • Antimicrobial management.
  • Transplant services.
  • Clinical pathology.
  • Infection control.

This teamwork allows us to design protocols and assure the highest quality of care for our transplant patients.

We're also involved in transplant infectious disease research on a local and national level, and have published extensively on a variety of related topics.

Contact the Transplant Infectious Diseases Program

To learn more about the Transplant ID program, call 412-647-0996.