June 21, 2023
Annie Hoffnung—a wife, mother, and chief human resources officer at a public relations firm—donated a kidney to a stranger on February 28, 2023. Considered an “altruistic donor,” she belongs to a small group of organ donors who care so much about the welfare of others that they’re willing to take significant time out of their lives and undergo surgery to save the life of someone they don’t know.
March 1, 2023
In 1993, newly married and hopeful about his future, Hector Sanchez told his wife, a nurse, about a long-standing problem. Since his teens, he had periodically seen blood in his urine. She urged him to see a specialist, and he followed her advice. Hector will never forget the nephrologist—Dr. Morton Kleiner, formerly at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital—who treated him with compassion and diagnosed his condition: IgA nephropathy.
February 24, 2023
For the first time, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.—the research and information company that publishes the annual guidebooks America’s Top Doctors and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area—has recognized the exceptional Black doctors in its network of peer-nominated physicians.
February 10, 2022
February 14th is National Donor Day. Take the day to learn more about becoming an organ donor.
March 31, 2021
At just 29 years old, Kevin Montello’s kidneys began to fail after many years of living with kidney disease. Thankfully, with tremendous support from his family, many of whom were tested to see if they might be a match, he didn’t have to look far for a donor.
March 18, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic was not enough to derail a kidney transplant for Kerry Lang, 26. Though her original surgery date for Kerry and her donor and dear friend, Annie was April 9, she didn’t have to wait long for the next opportunity.
March 11, 2021
Despite the COVID-19 placing roadblocks in the path of his kidney transplant, Rahat Bhatti, 33, recalls a positive transplant experience at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.
January 27, 2021
How does a patient obtain a kidney transplant when he lives in New York, his live donor resides in India, and a pandemic and visa deadlines add complex layers to the transplant process? He takes the recommendations from friends and coworkers to contact the Adult Kidney Transplantation program at Weill Cornell Medicine to learn more about the transplant process.
January 5, 2021
David Cartwright’s eight-year journey to his kidney transplant caused him to require dialysis, the process by which waste, salt and extra water are removed from the body by machine, since the kidneys can no longer perform this function. But this timing landed David in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 2, 2020
Navigating pregnancy and childbirth for the first time is challenging enough. The backdrop of COVID-19 makes it downright adventurous. Fortunately for Jordan Harman and Annabelle Evans, they’re no strangers to adventure, medical or otherwise.
January 3, 2017
Despite the excitement of being a milestone transplant, the 4,000th for our transplant center which occurred in 2012, Nathaniel Zavin had anything but a smooth journey to his transplant.
January 2, 2017
Learn more about our kidney transplantation program and our innovative strategies, which are designed with our patients in mind.
January 1, 2017
The Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation program at Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated its 50th anniversary.