Doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine have performed more than 2,500 kidney transplants, 400 pancreas transplants, 1,600 liver transplants and 300 heart transplants. This year, they celebrated the 100th heart transplant since the program was rejuvenated several years ago.
Patient 100 was Tom Gnadt, who was featured in a recent Chicago Tribune story and was given an innovative heart device called the NuPulseCV iVAS. The device, currently in trial stages, kept Tom’s heart pumping and even allowed him to return home from the hospital prior to his heart transplant surgery.
Watch the video above to learn more about Tom’s story and the work of our transplant teams, which are internationally known for their expertise in multi-organ transplants.