University Hospital Foundation is thrilled to announce this year’s Toast to Our Heroes event will recognize the incredible impact of University Hospital’s Liver Transplant team.

UH launched the very first Liver Transplant Center in New Jersey in 1989. Since then, the team has performed more than 1,600 liver and 50 kidney transplants. Led by Drs. James V. Guarrera and Nikolaos T. Pyrsopoulos, UH’s transplant survival rates are ranked amongst the top in the US, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients. In the past decade, the Liver Transplant Program has treated more Charity Care patients than any other program in the US. On the cutting edge of technology, the Program’s development and use of liver preservation technology has allowed transplantation of people who would not have had access to transplant previously. Soon, this will become the industry standard, with those roots set at University Hospital and Rutgers Health.

University Hospital’s Liver Transplant team exemplifies the core values of University Hospital and is deeply committed to the community it serves. They are advancing health equity every day by increasing access and ensuring complex care is available to all patients regardless of their social or socioeconomic status.

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Guarrera, Dr. Pyrsopoulos, and this entire multi-disciplinary team at Toast to our Heroes at Highlawn Pavilion on March 30th, 2023. Can’t make it? You can make a donation in their honor.