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Ochsner is the third largest combined kidney and pancreas transplant program by volume in the nation.
  • In 2023 we performed 187 single kidneys, 13 simultaneous kidney/pancreas, 10 Combined Liver/Kidney. We also have a very active Heart, Bone marrow and Liver alone transplant programs. 
  • Currently, we have 5 Transplant Nephrologists, 7 Transplant Surgeons, 20 Transplant Coordinators, and 10 advanced practice providers, a tissue typing laboratory, and a world class Renal Pathologist. 
  • In 2023 we performed 298 kidney transplant biopsies (Interventional radiology teaches the transplant fellow). We have the structure necessary to provide excellent care to our transplant patients and education to our trainees. 
  • Ochsner kidney transplant program was ranked # 2 in the nation by Carechex in 2012, and our liver transplant program has been ranked #1 from 2012 to 2016. 
  • In 2018 our heart transplant program performed the 1000th heart transplant since its' creation in the 1970’s. 
  • Two graduates from our ACGME approved Nephrology Fellowship program have joined 3 well recognized Transplant Nephrology Fellowship training programs, which speaks of our commitment to the education of our Nephrology Fellows. 
  • We have 5 graduates from our transplant nephrology fellowship that joined academic institutions. 
  • Our last graduated Fellow joined the faculty at Ochsner as a Staff Transplant nephrologist The program is on an academic year calendar and applications are accepted throughout the year.