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Why Choose Rochester

Caring For All of You

At UR Medicine, our approach to care is guided by the biopsychosocial model, which was founded here at the University of Rochester and has shaped care across the country.

The biopsychosocial model means that we treat the whole patient. We believe you’re more than your illness - you’re an individual. Your physical health is just one piece of the puzzle. Many other factors affect your health, including where you live, your mental health, and your family and social support, for example.

We consider all of these elements and personalize your treatment based on what is best for you. This includes providing a psychiatrist and social worker who will ensure that your mental and emotional health are being cared for.

What Sets us Apart

We are a pioneer in transplantation in upstate New York

UR Medicine has the only heart transplant program, the only liver transplant program, and the only live donor liver transplant program in upstate New York. And our outcomes are among the best in the nation.

We have a team of expert surgeons from all over the world

It takes a team to perform a transplant. Our experienced providers work together to get the best results for our patients. Our surgeons and physicians care for you, as well as your family. They build a relationship with you, and truly care about you as a person.

We offer comprehensive care

Having a transplant doesn't just affect you physically – it can also be challenging emotionally and mentally. That’s why UR Medicine offers a team of experts, including a social worker, a transplant psychiatrist and a coordinator. We make sure you have people who you can talk to, who can support you and help you.

Some of the Best Outcomes in the Nation

As a United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) transplant center for adult and pediatric transplant surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital reports all data to UNOS. You can see the outcomes of our transplantation program by visiting the following websites:

The City of Rochester

With UR Medicine, you can save yourself and your family the time and expense of traveling to a large metropolitan city. Rochester offers a more comfortable atmosphere than larger, fast-paced cities.

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.