Vanderbilt performed its first pediatric heart transplant in 1987 and established its Pediatric Heart Transplant Program in 1989. This program works closely with the Vanderbilt Transplant Center and with physicians from the Division of Pediatric Cardiology.
Launched in 1963, Vanderbilt's Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program performs kidney transplants on patients ranging in age from 1 to 18. In the last 20 years, Vanderbilt has performed over 100 pediatric kidney transplants.
The Pediatric Liver Transplant Program at Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital was launched in 2015 as part of our comprehensive pediatric liver program.
The Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Program at the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was established in 1988. The program provides autologous (self) and allogeneic (related and unrelated) bone marrow transplants used to treat lymphomas, leukemias, immunodeficiencies, metabolic disorders, and various solid tumors.