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Your Organ Transplant Surgery in Pittsburgh

When you're preparing for your transplant evaluation or transplant surgery in Pittsburgh, and do not live in the area, one of the steps of the transplant process will be arranging your stay in our city.

At UPMC Transplant Services, we help our clients make these arrangements — even those who are coming from outside the US.

We've answered some initial questions you may have when planning your visits and preparing for surgery.

If you have further questions or concerns, please call us at 1-800-544-2500.

Transplant Surgery Questions

Hotels and Lodging During Your Stay in Pittsburgh

If you plan to stay in Pittsburgh while you wait for your organ transplant, you may want to ask your transplant financial adviser if your insurance will cover any of your travel, lodging, and meals.

Family House

UPMC offers a lower-cost lodging option for our transplant patients and their caregivers.

We partner with Family House, which offers:

  • Suites that may be more comfortable for extended stays in Pittsburgh.
  • Lower rates than most hotels.
  • Discounts for those who qualify for financial assistance.
  • Free shuttle buses to and from UPMC Montefiore.

Call Family House at 412-647-7777 to book a room or learn more.

Hotels near UPMC

If you choose to stay at a local hotel, you have several options.

The hotels below are close to restaurants and grocery stores. Some have shuttle service to UPMC and may offer UPMC hospital discounts.

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 683-204

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-6200 

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-University Center
3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 681-1000

Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
3896 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-2200

Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
5404 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 441-4444 

International Transplant Recipients

Because transplant recipients from more than 30 countries have used our services, UPMC offers specialized coordinated care.

Some of our services for international visitors include:

  • Arrangements to meet you and your family at the airport.
  • Arrangements to have a translator.
  • Arrangements for air ambulance services.
  • Education materials in your language.

If you're outside the US, and are considering or preparing for transplant surgery at UPMC, you can contact the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute to facilitate your journey and receive more information.

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

By phone:

Call: 01-412-647-5800 or toll free at 1-877-640-6746

By fax:

Send to: 412-647-5070

By email:

Send to:

By mail:

Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Attention: Transplant Referral
UPMC Montefiore, 7 South
3459 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213