Zweigs Pledge $5 Million to Center for Living Donation

Barbara and Martin Zweig, PhD, commit a leadership gift to the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute to support a new center and to establish an endowed professorship.

 – June 30, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Barbara and Martin Zweig, PhD, recently committed to a $5 million leadership gift to the Recanati/Miller Transplant Institute (RMTI) to support an ambitious new center and to establish an endowed professorship. Named the Zweig Family Center for Living Donation in their honor, the center focuses on providing the best in medical, surgical, and psychological care to living organ donors, while the Sidney J. Zweig Professor of Medicine will play a key role in advancing the knowledge and practice of transplantation. Noting that there is a critical shortage of organs nationally – and particularly within the New York region – Dr. Sander Florman, the Alfred and Florence Gross Professor of Surgery and Director of the Recanati/Miller Transplant Institute, said that the Zweigs’ gift is wonderfully gracious and very much appreciated. “This gift will allow us to provide dedicated care and specialized services for these incredible people who actually give a piece of their own liver or one of their own kidneys to save another person’s life,” said Dr. Florman. “Living organ donors are giving the most a person can give,” said Dr. Zweig. “The Zweig Family Center for Living Donation will honor that gift by providing exceptional care. Barbara and I are happy to be part of this important, innovative new center.”