The Nation’s Largest Transplant Center

For the first time, the Miami Transplant Institute has claimed the nation’s top position, performing more organ transplants in 2019 than any other hospital – in fact, breaking every previous American record for transplants performed in a year.*

Each of those transplants represents a life transformed forever: a father who will walk his daughter down the aisle, a woman who will found a world-class company, or a child who will someday perform transplants of her own. Each one also represents a heroic donor who gave the gift of life, whether through living donation or as a final act of generosity.

Jackson Health System and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System have built the Miami Transplant Institute into an internationally revered team of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. They have come to our community from Europe, South America, and Asia to form an unmatched team of experts committed to serving individual patients while advancing the global science of transplant.

Transplant centers that perform so many procedures, almost by definition, are treating some complex and high-risk patients that other hospitals are unable or unwilling to attempt. Nonetheless, the Miami Transplant Institute has had outcomes that met the high expectations set by our national regulators. This is a critical indicator of our success.

Fittingly, this new distinction comes as the Miami Transplant Institute enters its 50th year of collaboration between Jackson Health System and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System. The success of our transplant program exemplifies the special bond between both institutions and our invaluable place at the heart of South Florida. Every patient who faces the prospect of an organ transplant needs a miracle. That’s because organ transplantation is typically only for patients who have few – if any – options. Fortunately, patients and their families who choose MTI can take comfort knowing they have chosen the nation’s leading transplant center.

*Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS), January 2020.