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The Miami Transplant Institute Pediatric Center at Holtz Children’s Hospital is one of the most comprehensive and technologically advanced in the nation, offering every pediatric transplant specialty available. Families find treatment, hope and comfort in a world-class, multidisciplinary team that works around the clock and is dedicated to taking care of infants and children who often times are presented with the most complex of cases, with many ultimately needing a life-saving organ transplant.

MTI is home to pediatric specialists in cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, hepatology, nephrology, infectious disease, immunology, psychology, as well as a pediatric team of clinical nurse coordinators, child life specialists, social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists, and other support staff that provide specialized care to fit the individual needs of each of our patients. This multidisciplinary team provides families a comprehensive plan of care for their young ones by offering the most appropriate treatment, at times allowing some children to avoid transplantation.

MTI is also the world leader in multi-organ transplantation. These operations are rare and in general very complex and resourceful. Liver-kidney, upper cluster (liver-pancreas-duodenum), lung-liver, heart-liver, heart-lung-liver, intestine-kidney and multivisceral transplants are examples of possible combinations and it is always tailored to the patient's need. Our experience and strength in multidisciplinary care makes for better outcomes and improved quality of life for these complex patients.

Kidney Transplant

MTI performs 15 to 25 pediatric kidney transplants per year with outstanding outcomes and competitive volumes throughout the United States. We perform more kidney transplants than any other pediatric program in the state of Florida offering both deceased and living donor options. A dedicated pediatric multidisciplinary team of medical professionals and patient advocates work together in synchrony to increase the access to transplantation and improve the quality of life for even the most complex of cases.

Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Program

Since its inception in 1986, the heart program at MTI has performed over 1,000 heart transplants and VAD procedures (adult and pediatric) on some of the most acutely ill patients in the world. Our heart transplant program consistently exceeds national benchmarks for its outstanding patient survival rates.

Lung Transplant

Since its inception in 1996, the lung program at MTI has performed over 100 lung transplants (adult and pediatric) with competitive transplant rates and waiting times for our candidates. Currently at MTI, we offer lung transplant for adolescents suffering from pulmonary disease either in isolation or in combination with another organ.

Liver Transplant

The Pediatric Liver Transplant program at MTI is one of the oldest and most experienced programs in the nation having performed nearly 700 transplants since 1994. MTI performs 20 to 25 pediatric liver transplants per year with outcomes exceeding national standards. The program continues to be the largest in the state offering its expertise by means of satellite clinics throughout Florida. It is also one of a few programs in the nation that offers Living Liver Donor Transplant as an option.

Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant

MTI is proud to be home to the only Intestinal Transplant Program in Southeastern United States offering comprehensive care to patients with intestinal failure. Established in 1994, the Intestinal Transplant Program is not only one of the oldest and most experienced programs, it continues to be one of the top three centers in the world in total volume with recent outcomes surpassing national benchmarks.

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Holtz Children's Hospital

Holtz Children's Hospital

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Angel's Miracle

Angel Lopez

Angel Lopez had a lot of time to contemplate his condition as he waited for a liver transplant. He spent his time finding peace and healing through his love for music. After a successful transplant, Angel is grateful for his new chance at life and continues to compose music and play his ukulele. 

Learn more about Angel’s story here.

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