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photo of Dr. WaltzerDear Friend,

Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) provides a unique combination of research, teaching and healing.  As part of the State University of New York, SBUMC is not only a teaching hospital/medical school but is home to the longest active transplant program on Long Island. 

Transplantation Services as part of the SBUMC mission,  take pride in providing the highest level of care to the widest range of patients possible.  Transplantation Services is a key element in our efforts to be a leader in the health care delivery system.  Our multi-disciplinary transplant team consists of surgeons, nephrologists, coordinators, nurses, laboratory personnel, social work, financial counseling and an administrative staff all dedicated to providing the renal patient with quality care.

All members of the team work hard to ensure that the experience at SBUMC Transplantation Services is a great one with a great outcome.  Our Transplant Surgeons have performed over 1,000 kidney transplants with a success rate that stands at over 91% at one year.  Our clinical services are provided by a team of transplant physicians and nephrologists with a special interest in the patient.

When you decide to come to SBUMC for treatment of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) through transplantation, you are assured of receiving top quality care.  We are proud of the men and women that have dedicated their professional lives to this program and we look forward to providing you with a chance to receive a kidney transplant from one of the finest programs in New York State.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to meet with the Transplant Team and get to know on a first hand basis the people that can help change your life.  We look forward to serving the residents of Long Island for many years  to come and to providing the opportunity for individuals with ESRD to seek out the treatment option of Kidney Transplant at SBUMC.

I encourage you to search our website.  I believe you will find it a useful resouce in making your decision to come to SBUMC and the Transplantation Program.  Research our statistics  and check out the varity of educational videos available on our education page.


Wayne C. Waltzer, MD, FACS

Director of Transplantation Services

Chairman and Professor of Urology

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