About Mount Sinai's Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute

As one of the largest and most comprehensive adult and pediatric abdominal transplantation centers in the world, the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute (RMTI) at Mount Sinai is committed to outstanding patient care, research, and educational programs. Our transplant services for adults and children include kidney, liver, pancreas, and intestinal organ transplant.

In addition, RMTI has one of the largest living donor programs in the United States. Through our Zweig Family Center for Living Donation, we provide the best in medical, surgical, and psychological care to living organ donors.

Support at Every Step

We bring together a distinguished team of surgeons, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to support patients with end stage disease every step of the way in the transplant process. RMTI team members view transplantation as one step in the continuum of patient care.

Our multidisciplinary approach ensures that patients benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists, who understand their unique needs.

Patients who come to RMTI also have the benefit of the fully integrated services of The Mount Sinai Hospital, a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Our Research Advantage

Having performed more than 5,500 liver, kidney, pancreas, and intestinal transplants over 40 years, we have a rich history of innovation and excellence in the field of organ transplantation.

One of the key factors in our success is close collaboration between our physicians and the scientists who conduct state-of-the-art research here. It enables us to provide leading-edge technologies and the most up-to-date therapies to our patients, including individuals with complex medical needs.

For example, RMTI researchers working side-by-side with our clinical teams have made great strides in increasing the eligibility of patients previously denied kidney / pancreas transplants due to medical conditions, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. We are also one of the few centers in the New York City region that offers pancreas transplantation as a surgical option for people with Type 1 diabetes.

RMTI Programs and Services

At RMTI, we offer a full spectrum of abdominal organ transplantation programs and services, including:

  • Adult Liver Diseases, Liver/Bile Duct Surgery, and Liver Transplantation
    Our adult liver diseases program serves patients with a wide variety of liver/bile duct and pancreatic diseases, including cancers affecting these organs. Among our many innovative treatments is surgical liver resection, which removes the affected parts of the liver rather than the entire organ, and adult live donor liver transplantation, which we helped pioneer.
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation
    Our expertise ranges from advanced nutritional management to complex reconstructive procedures, such as intestinal lengthening procedures and reversed segments, among others.
  • Kidney / Pancreas Transplant Program
    One of our many innovations is our Paired Kidney Exchange program, which allows patients with incompatible donors to receive compatible organs through a process commonly known as a “kidney swap.”
  • Pediatric Liver Disease / Liver Transplantation
    Our state-of-the-art liver transplant techniques include domino liver transplants, which uses one liver to save three lives, and auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation.
  • Transplant Liaison Program
    Our transplant liaisons provide community-based education on various aspects of transplantation and organ donation. They also coordinate in-services to outside medical facilities at no charge.

Contact our Transplant Liaison

To make an appointment with our transplant team, please call us at 212-659-8086 and ask to speak with a referral coordinator. Make sure you have your primary and referring MD information as well as your insurance card on hand at the time of the call.

For information about whether transplantation is right for you, please call our liaison office. Our outreach liaison is a professional health care provider, who is available to assist all patients and providers with access to care.

Our Senior Liaison is:
Sharyn Kreitzer, MSW
212-659-8027
mountsinaitransplant@mountsinai.org

Last updated: August 8, 2011