Top U.S. hospitals performing kidney transplants
Kidney failure (also known as renal failure) is the end stage of kidney disease, in which a person’s kidneys no longer function on their own. Every year, more than 750,000 people in the United States are affected by kidney failure. Without treatment, kidney failure is deadly.
There are two primary treatment options for people with kidney failure: dialysis and kidney treatment. Dialysis uses a machine and special solution to help a patient’s body filter blood when their kidneys are no longer able to do so. Dialysis may be performed at home, contributing to the growing demand for at-home care, or at a dedicated renal dialysis center.
Kidney transplants involve the surgical placement of a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into the patient’s body. The United Network for Organ Sharing reports that more than 25,000 kidney transplants were performed in 2022—an all-time high. However, more than 40,000 additional patients could be saved from premature death by receiving a kidney transplant. This unmet need is the driving force behind exciting new experimental treatments like xenotransplantation.
Using data from the Atlas All-Payor Claims database, we’ve compiled a list of U.S. hospitals ranked by their relative share of kidney transplants in 2023 so far.
|Rank||Definitive ID||Hospital name||City||State||% of kidney transplants in U.S.||Explore dataset|
|1||178||Mayo Clinic Hospital - Arizona||Phoenix||AZ||4.55%||Explore|
|2||809||Tampa General Hospital||Tampa||FL||3.89%||Explore|
|3||3120||Cleveland Clinic Main Campus||Cleveland||OH||3.79%||Explore|
|4||998||Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (AKA Piedmont Hospital)||Atlanta||GA||3.40%||Explore|
|5||2096||University Hospital||Ann Arbor||MI||3.34%||Explore|
|6||2645||Hackensack University Medical Center||Hackensack||NJ||3.33%||Explore|
|7||3862||Methodist Hospital||San Antonio||TX||3.19%||Explore|
|8||2843||Tisch Hospital||New York||NY||3.08%||Explore|
|9||1365||IU Health Methodist Hospital||Indianapolis||IN||2.67%||Explore|
|10||3818||Methodist University Hospital||Memphis||TN||2.12%||Explore|
|11||515||University of California Davis Medical Center (AKA UC Davis Medical Center)||Sacramento||CA||1.97%||Explore|
|12||3914||Medical City Dallas||Dallas||TX||1.91%||Explore|
|13||2191||Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus||Rochester||MN||1.90%||Explore|
|14||3923||William P Clements Jr University Hospital (FKA UT Southwestern University Hospital - St Paul)||Dallas||TX||1.88%||Explore|
|16||1920||University of Maryland Medical Center||Baltimore||MD||1.68%||Explore|
|17||4335||VCU Medical Center Main Hospital||Richmond||VA||1.67%||Explore|
|18||792||Mayo Clinic Hospital - Florida||Jacksonville||FL||1.66%||Explore|
|19||269||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center (AKA UAMS)||Little Rock||AR||1.61%||Explore|
|20||588||Stanford Hospital - 300 Pasteur Dr||Stanford||CA||1.49%||Explore|
What is the No. 1 kidney transplant hospital in the U.S.?
The Mayo Clinic Hospital – Arizona in Phoenix performed the most kidney transplants of any U.S. hospital in 2023, with 4.55% of total procedures.
In second place on our list is Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, with 3.89% of kidney transplant procedures in 2023.
The Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio, takes third place with 3.79% of total procedures.
Where is the best place in the U.S. for kidney transplants?
NYU Langone Health in New York City provides the fastest transplants from deceased donors and demonstrates the fifth-highest one-year kidney survival rates of any program in the U.S., according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), a national-level research program funded and overseen by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Tisch Hospital, ranked eighth on the list above, is a member of the NYU Langone Health integrated delivery network.
Medical City Fort Worth in Texas has the highest one-year kidney survival rate among U.S. kidney transplant programs, as well as the fifth-fastest time-to-transplant rate. Time to transplant from deceased donors is the measure with the largest impact on survival, according to SRTR.
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