Vivek Kohli, M.D.,
Director of transplant and hepatobiliary surgery
A Nationally Recognized Organ Transplant Institute
Dr. Nazih Zuhdi's vision was to create the first comprehensive organ transplant center in the US, with one cohesive unit for all solid organ transplants. One year after its founding, the institute became Oklahoma's first, and one of only a handful of transplant hospitals in the US, to perform a human heart transplant.
The Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City has assembled a team of some of the best organ transplant surgeons in the region, including specialists in heart transplant, kidney transplant, lung transplant, liver transplant, pancreas transplant, intestinal rehabilitation and advanced endoscopy and pancreaticobiliary surgery. The institute also benefits from a dedicated organ transplant intensive care unit with highly skilled, full-time critical care specialists and nurses.
In addition to transplant surgery, the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute also assists patients through our comprehensive transplant medicine program. The program specializes in the treatment of conditions for liver, kidney, pancreas, heart and lung problems.
Our heritage is reflected in the excellence of our service:
- Average organ transplant length of stay of six days; the national average is 10 days
- Over 90% one year survival rate for many organ transplant procedures
- Over 80% three year survival rate for many organ transplant procedures
*Transplant survival rates through June 30, 2010
We now offer online organ transplant referral forms.
Donating Organs in Oklahoma
Organ transplant teams from the INTEGRIS Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City typically retrieve their own donated hearts, lungs, kidneys, livers, pancreata and small bowels. Our transplant teams have flown to more than 20 states to retrieve donated organs for transplant.
The Transplant Institute continues to lead the way in organ transplantation in the nation. Our heart transplant team garners respect across the US, with revolutionary procedures including America’s first implantation of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), and the implantation of the first total artificial heart in Oklahoma.
Other firsts include:
- Oklahoma’s first heart-lung transplant
- Oklahoma’s first double-lung transplant
- Oklahoma’s first pediatric liver transplant
- Oklahoma’s first pancreas transplant
- Oklahoma’s first small bowel transplant
- Oklahoma’s first paired kidney donation.
If you're headed to our facility we want to make sure your visit is easy and stress free. Visit the following links for information such as:
INTEGRIS Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
3300 N.W. Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Heart, Lung and Liver Divisions
Kidney and Pancreas Divisions
Thoracic Transplant Surgeons
The INTEGRIS Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute performs organ transplants for nearly every organ system: heart, lungs, liver, kidney, pancreas and small bowel. The program is Medicare certified.
Our organ transplant specialties include:
Many Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute patients are referred from across the US including from Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Nebraska and Louisiana.