The Center was established to serve Polish-American community in the USA


Particularly, to enable Polish-American patients an access to the highest quality medical care provided by Polish- and English-speaking personnel

in preparation for, during and after organ and cell transplantation procedures.


We offer kidney, pancreas, liver, heart, lungs, islet and bone marrow transplantation.

For more information, please contact

Patrycja Ulijaszczyk@uchospitals.edu    

tel. (773) 834-8482  

fax (773) 834-0732

* Please visit our full version of the website on desktops and personal computers.  It is still unavailable on cell     phones and ipads.


Kinga was 19 year old when she gave a part of her own liver to her Mom, Maria, when Maria’s liver failed and was dying.  Both are feeling great 5 years after the transplantation procedure. Kinga graduated from a nursing school.

Teresa who moved with family to Chicago from South of Poland years ago, received a kidney from her brother Marian, so

she was only one month on hemodialysis. Both are feeling great more then 5 years after the procedure; both are fully active professionally.

Mallory (above)  had suffered from type 1 diabetes since she was a child. She received a pancreatic islet transplant and has not bee using any insulin for almost 4 years. 

Polish husband- Stanislaw and nurse Tomasz

At the age of 69 Stanislaw (below) was stressed about his kidney transplant especially that he spoke mostly Polish. Karolina  guided him in Polish during recovery in the hospital and Jozefa took over his outpatient care, chatting in Polish during the clinic visits and over the phone. 

On the first anniversary of Irene’s kidney transplant, Mrs. Irene wanted to meet the family of her donor, Mary. She invited them to Chicago and was greeted with open arms when they met. Mrs. Irene warmly thanked and emphasized how much Mary's gift had improved her life. Mary's family was also very happy to see the impact Mary had on saving others’ lives despite her passing.

When learning new information about Mary and her life, Irene discovered her and Mary are very similar. Both always smiling, cheerful, full of energy and loving animals. Mary’s mother and Irene also have similar personalities and are like sisters. Mrs. Irene not only met Mary’s wonderful family, but also felt a bond for life with them.



for  34 YEARS!!! 

Ryszard has been living with the kidney transplant for last 34 years! When he was 26 years old, he received his first kidney tx, which worked 11 years. Next kidney transplanted from his father, has been working for last 23 years. Although still not on dialysis, we may need his third transplant soon, 


His has been taking his anti-rejection medications for all 34 years, Recently developed some superficial small, skin cancers related to the medications, which under surveillance of a dermatologist have been successfully treated surgically. Nevertheless, he highlights that kidney transplants allowed him to have a really happy life with own family, raising his children. He also has had career as a college professor in Chicago.

Bravo Ryszard!. 



Piotr Witkowski MD PhD
Transplant Surgeon
Andrzej Jakubowiak MD PhD
Professor of Hematology
Jagoda Jasielec MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology
Kasia Kadela MD
Patrycja Ulijaszczyk-Noga
Pre Transplantant Nurse
Jozefa Stutor
Post Transplant Nurse
Kinga Skowron MD
Karolina Krakowiak
Transplant Unit Nurse
Agnieszka Stryjek
Transplant Unit Nurse
Anna Lipowska
Gastroenterology Fellow
Monika Krezalek MD
Surgical Resident
Mieczyslawa Franczyk
Physical Therapy Specialist (recently retired)
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Polsko-Amerykanskie Centrum Transplantologii


Instytut Transplantologii

University of Chicago 

5841 S. Maryland Avenue

MC 5026, J-517

Chicago IL 60637


tel. (773) 834-8482





Polish-American Transplant Center


Transplant Institute

University of Chicago Medicine

5841 S. Maryland Avenue

MC 5026, J-517

Chicago IL 60637


tel. (773) 834-8482


© 2018 by Kajetan Witkowski