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Tulane Transplant Institute at East Jefferson

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Tulane Transplant Institute is relocating from Tulane Medical Center in downtown (1415 Tulane Ave. 6th Floor) New Orleans to East Jefferson General Hospital (4320 Houma Blvd., Metairie) in January 2024. Click here to learn more about our location and services.

With the same care you've come to trust, our brand-new clinic and inpatient unit will continue to deliver the highest standard of care, but with more ancillary services and easier patient parking.

As an institute providing highly complex services for the whole state, access from Baton Rouge, the Northshore, and Lafayette areas will be improved in this new location, while staying within the New Orleans Metro area.

All patients at Tulane Medical Center will continue to be seen by the same care providers and clinic staff in this new location.

Please note all patients on the transplant waitlist will remain in the same status.

About Us:

We are your Team for Life. Tulane Transplant has long played an important role in the development of organ transplantation. Since the early 1960's, our physicians have strived to make life better for people with organ failure.

In 1959, the first living donor kidney transplant in New Orleans was performed at Tulane. We are proud of our long history in transplant, and we're proud that we have built on that history to be named a Center of Excellence for liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. As a truly multiorgan program, we offer comprehensive disease management for patients with a variety of kidney, liver, pancreas and intestinal disorders.

With the focus on patient care and outcomes, our multidisciplinary team of dedicated physicians evaluates and treats each patient as an individual. We strive to create a care plan that is comprehensive and personalized, reserving transplantation for patients that fail other, more conservative treatment modalities. Once transplantation is indicated, our outcomes are impressive. We pride ourselves on our results and have performed more than 3000 life-saving liver, kidney and pancreas transplants.

Our physicians continue to lead the way by performing cutting edge procedures, such as laparoscopic donor nephrectomies and laparoscopic liver resections. We have also been leaders in clinical research, working to improve patient care by searching for better ways to treat diseases such as Hepatitis C, and to prevent and eradicate rejection. Our state-of-the-art, dedicated clinic and inpatient unit allow for streamlined, multidisciplinary care of our patients. And cutting-edge technologies – such as the FibroScan alternative to traditional liver biopsies – provide treatment and management options not available at many transplant centers.

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About Tulane Transplant Institute

The vision of Tulane Transplant Institute is to be the institute of choice for innovation in state-of-the-art care, cutting-edge research and world-class education in an ethical and compassionate environment.

We base this on the core values of:

  • Respect
  • Service to Community
  • Innovation
  • Stewardship
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Compassion
  • Integrity

Our mission is to:

  • Provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients.
  • Enhance the quality of life for patients, families, and communities.
  • Be a leader in developing, conducting, evaluating, applying, and sharing scientific and clinical research.
  • Provide ongoing educational opportunities to our staff and the professional healthcare community.
  • Provide public education about healthcare, organ donation, and transplantation services.
  • Educate and mentor the next generation of leaders through the discovery and advancement of science.
  • Foster a culture of caring, collaboration, respect, and excellence.
  • Support and promote an active partnership in the Mission of Tulane University School of Medicine.
  • Contribute to and support the development of ethical public policy the affects the lives of patients, families, and communities.
  • Educate, encourage, and empower patients and families to become active partners in their own healthcare.

Abdominal Transplant

The inpatient transplant unit caters to all of our patients: kidney, liver, pancreas, as well as readmission for any transplant patient with either transplant or non-transplant-related medical issues.

The nurses are specially trained, educated, and oriented to the particular needs of the transplant population. They undergo an intensive educational program dedicated to the care of the transplant patient. There is also a nurse practitioner who collaborates with the transplant physicians to provide the best care possible for every transplant patient.

We have services on the northshore!

While the Tulane Transplant Institute will see patients and perform procedures at our new East Jefferson General Hospital location, we also continue to see patients at our northshore, outpatient clinic, located on the Lakeview Hospital campus in Covington. Contact our northshore clinic at 985.867.4223

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