Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUMC researchers say.
Columbia University researchers used a new technique to rescue damaged donor lungs and maintain their viability for transplantation for several days.
In Columbia's biomedical engineering department, engineers and physicians work together to solve problems and improve health care.
Researchers have pinpointed the immune-system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs.
Surgeons at P&S are the first in the U.S. to report a fully laparoscopic hepatectomy—removal of a portion of the liver—from a living adult donor for adult and teenage recipients.
Columbia has contributed in significant ways to the history of organ transplantation.