The University of Chicago Medicine has one of the most active combined adult and pediatric kidney transplant program in Illinois. These transplants offer new hope for children with chronic kidney failure.

Our highly skilled kidney transplant specialists can perform:

  • Transplants from living donors who are relatives of a child
  • Transplants from living non-relatives
  • Transplants from non-living donors

Locating the Best Match

We know it's tough to play the waiting game. To help patients receive transplants as quickly as possible, our team conducts extensive searches to locate the best matches for living kidney donation.

In addition, our team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children who need dialysis while they wait to receive a transplant. Staff members strive to provide family education, dietary counseling and other areas of support.

Preventing Organ Rejection

Determining in advance whether your child's body will accept a donated organ is critical to the success of the operation. At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, our young patients have access to the latest methods in rejection prevention. Our kidney transplant experts have led breakthrough research into new immunosuppressive therapies, which has helped ensure successful transplantation. We've also achieved some of the highest survival and graft acceptance rates in the country.

Pediatric Kidney Transplant Specialist