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UR Medicine is the only liver transplant hospital in upstate New York and the only living donor transplant program—and our outcomes are among the best in the nation.

It takes a team to perform a transplant. We have a team of expert surgeons from all over the world.

By the Numbers


Liver Transplant Surgeries in 2022


Referrals Received in 2022 for Transplantation for Patients with Advanced Colorectal Metastasis


One-Year Patient Survival Rate for Liver Transplant Patients at URMC

Video: UR Medicine Liver Transplant

UR Medicine's Approach

We recognize that preparing for a transplant and living with it will affect your life in many ways. So we get to know you well, and we’ll help you maintain and resume many of your activities and even become involved in new ones.

Our definition of success extends far beyond the operating room. We commit the time and resources to making your life after the transplant itself as successful as possible.

We aim to make this process as simple and stress-free as possible for patients and their families. For patients traveling from out of town, we have partnerships with local organizations that provide your family with affordable places to stay, such as the Hope Lodge and Harbor House.

Our liver transplant team includes:

  • Transplant surgeons who perform your liver transplant procedure
  • Hepatologists who take care of your liver before and after surgery
  • Pharmacists who dispense medication and answer questions
  • Psychiatrist who takes care of your mental and emotional health
  • Social worker who helps you and your family understand and process your diagnosis
  • Transplant coordinator who helps you understand and navigate the transplant process
  • Dieticians who help ensure you’re getting proper nutrition and educate you on the type of diet you may need to follow
  • Transplant ID physicians who prevent and treat infectious complications in pre- and post-transplant patients
  • Patients themselves, who are important members of their care team. You will be kept up-to-date about your treatment and be involved in the decision-making.
Video: Transplant and biopsychosocial model.

Patient Stories

A Second Chance at Life

Faced with liver cancer, Livingston County native John O’Grady was added to the transplant waiting list. But it was suggested he consider finding a living donor allowing for an earlier transplant. In August 2018, John was provided a second chance when Matt, 37, successfully donated a portion of his liver.

John O'Grady with his son-in-law

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine was one of the first two centers in the nation to offer liver transplants for select patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to the liver.

The University of Rochester founded the biopsychosocial model, which treats the whole patient rather than just disease. We consider all your life circumstances, personalizing your treatment based on what’s best for you. This includes providing a transplant psychiatrist and social worker who look after your mental and emotional health.

You can see the excellent outcomes of our transplantation program by visiting the following websites:


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We serve you in the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region.

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2 locations

Konar Center for Digestive and Liver Disease - Rochester

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, Ambulatory Care Center, 4th & 5th Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

Kidney, Pancreas, and Liver Transplant - Rochester

Ambulatory Care Center at Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Rochester, NY 14642

Patient Education & Support

Evaluation for Transplant

In order to learn about transplant and if it may be right for you, we require the patient and their primary caregiver review the following:

Requirements for Discharge After Transplant

In order to learn about how to take care of your new organ and manage life post-transplant, we require the patient and their primary caregiver review the following at the time of discharge.

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