Since its inception in 1984 the team at the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute has successfully performed more than 7,000 liver, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung transplants in adult and pediatric patients, and through its living donor program for living liver and living kidney transplants.
Ochsner’s 1,000th heart transplant is only the Institute’s latest accomplishment. JOHVI performed its 500th left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in 2017, and today conducts more than 100 clinical trials to advance the knowledge of the treatment and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. With the only pediatric heart transplant program in Louisiana, Ochsner’s Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery Program in 2019 achieved 100% survival in neonatal and child heart surgeries.
Nearly 50 years after Dr. John Ochsner’s groundbreaking achievement, Ochsner continues to write new chapters in our story of providing exceptional lifesaving cardiac and transplant care.