Decades of Milestones in Organ Transplantation

Today more people are living longer than ever before because of organ transplantation. As a world leader in the advances that have made this possible, Mount Sinai’s Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI) has had many “firsts” since its inception.

Here are just a few of RMTI’s milestones:

1967: First Kidney Transplant at Mount Sinai and one of the first in the region 

1988: First Liver Transplant at Mount Sinai and first in New York State 

1993: First Pediatric Living Donor Liver Transplant in New York State 

1994: First Pancreas Transplant at Mount Sinai 

1996: First Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy in New York State 

1996: The 1,000th Liver Transplant at Mount Sinai 

1998: The first Isolated Intestinal Transplantation in New York State 

1998: First Living Donor Liver Transplantation in New York State 

1999: First Multivisceral (stomach, small intestine, pancreas and liver) transplant in New York State 

1999: First Pediatric Liver-Intestine Transplant in New York State

1999: First HIV + patient to receive a Liver Transplant in New York State 

2000: The 2,000th Liver Transplant at Mount Sinai 

2001: First Domino Liver Transplant in New York State 

2001: First HIV + patient to receive Kidney Transplant in New York State 

2001: The 1,000 Kidney Transplant at Mount Sinai 

2008: The 2,000 Kidney Transplant at Mount Sinai 

2008: The 3,000 Liver Transplant at Mount Sinai 

2010: 250th Living Liver Donor Transplant