Organ Transplantation

Welcome to the Organ Transplantation Division at Hackensack University Medical Center. We perform adult kidney, pancreas, and simultaneous kidney/pancreas, and pediatric kidney transplant surgeries and provide all necessary services to support and guide you through the transplantation experience.

Living Kidney Transplant Donor Chain

In honor of National Donate Life Month, Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center announced its transplant team completed a unique living Kidney Transplant Donor chain – in which each living donor gives to a stranger and the chain keeps going – that saved two lives, linking three different families for life. The living donor chain saved the lives of two mothers and was an inspirational, moving experience for the donors.

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Advanced Technology to Improve Outcomes

Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to develop an organ preservation center for organ transplantation. We use the LifePort Kidney Transporter, a machine preservation technology that increases a kidney’s viability and lifespan, as part of routine kidney transplant care. This approach increases the chances for patients at Hackensack to receive new kidneys faster with better outcomes.

Meet the Division Director

Dr. Michael J. Goldstein

Dr. Michael J. Goldstein joined Hackensack University Medical Center in 2017 from the Miami Transplant Institute, where he served as chief of the Division of Transplantation, and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he served as associate professor of Clinical Surgery. His surgical, academic and executive experience also includes service as Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and as medical director of the New York Organ Donor Network. Board-certified in general surgery, Dr. Goldstein is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society for Transplant Surgeons, American Society for Transplantation and the Association of Academic Surgeons.

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