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Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre

The SickKids Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre (TRMC) is Canada's most research-intensive paediatric transplant program and the largest centre dedicated to comprehensive transplant care in the country.

Our case volumes are now within the top five per cent of centres in North America, and our Hospital’s survival rates match or exceed the best programs. With a staff that includes professionals from all disciplines of health care and research, the TRMC provides the best in complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing knowledge and expertise, and advocating on behalf of children who need transplant care. 

As innovators in transplantation, the TRMC improves the health of children by seamlessly integrating care, research, and teaching.

Programs

Learn how our clinicians, educators and researchers are impacting child health at the TRMC.

The TRMC at SickKids is founded on a tradition of innovation, a strong interdisciplinary approach and a wealth of expertise from the diverse team. This video highlights the successes, key milestones and impact of the individual organ transplant programs.

Staff

Meet the team leading SickKids’ cutting-edge research in transplant and regenerative medicine.

  • Dr. Upton Allen - Interim Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre Medical Director
  • Kate Langrish - Executive Clinical Director
  • Dr. Anne Dipchand - Heart Transplant Medical Director
  • Dr. Chia Weh Teoh - Kidney Transplant Medical Director
  • Dr. Vicky Ng - Liver Transplant Medical Director
  • Dr. Melinda Solomon - Lung Transplant Medical Director
  • Dr. Yaron Avitzur - Intestinal Transplant Program Medical Director
  • Dr. Paul Wales - The Group of Improved Intestinal Function and Treatment (GIFT) Medical Director

Education and Resources

  • FitKids: A Practical Guide To Raising Healthy And Active Children From Birth To Teens (2004)  
    Authors:  Mary L. Gavin, Steven A. Dowshen and Neil Izenberg
  • New Toddler Taming - A Parents Guide To The First Four Years (2005)
    Author: Christopher Green
  • 1-2-3-Magic - Effective Discipline For Children 2-12 years - 4th edition (2010)
    Author: Thomas Phelan
  • The Incredible Years - A Trouble Shooting Guide For Parents Of Children Aged 3-8 (1992)
    Author: Carolyn Webster-Stratton
  • Keys To Parenting Your Anxious Child (2015)
    Author: Katharina Manassis 

Health-care provider resources

International Paediatric Intestinal Failure Rehabilitation Symposium

Join us in 2022 for the return of the live version of the 12th International Paediatric Intestinal Failure and Rehabilitation Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Ontario, Canada. Visit the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC's website for details, or to register online!

Register online


Immunization Protocols

The TRMC has developed state-of-the-art immunization protocols for solid organ transplant patients. These protocols were developed in partnership with the Division of Infectious Diseases and are based on current immunization guidelines established by the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (ON MOHLTC) and experts in transplant medicine. 

The protocols are suggested immunization schedules for pre- and post-solid organ transplant patients and are meant as a guide only and may not be applicable to all patients. Please consult the transplant team for the immunization protocols. 

Immunization protocols are being updated for 2021.


Transition Guidelines

To provide comprehensive continuing clinical care for transition and transfer of care to adult healthcare services across all transplant programs, the TRMC has developed transition of care guidelines. Download the guidelines through the link below.

Download Transition from Paediatric to Adult Care guidelines (PDF)

Apply for TRMC fellowship

The paediatric solid organ transplantation fellowship is offered by the Transplant & Regenerative Medicine Centre (TMRC) at SickKids, a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. 

The TRMC fellowship is a one-year term with the opportunity for one-year renewal. 

For more information about solid organ transplant programs, email us at transplantandregenerativemedicine.centre@sickkids.ca.

Centre news

March 11, 2021

SickKids program reaches milestone with 1,000 kidney transplants and counting

The Kidney Transplant Program has reached a significant milestone with its 1,000th paediatric kidney transplant performed at SickKids. Medical Director Dr. Chia Wei Teoh and Surgical Director Dr. Armando Lorenzo share their reflections on the continued medical advances of kidney transplantation over the years.

April 24, 2019

Young girl’s rapid recovery shows how far paediatric liver transplant has come

Julia Berardi, 5, received a liver transplant at SickKids to cure her rare genetic disease. Her parents and doctors are calling for organ donors during National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week.

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November 27, 2018

Living kidney donation: A selfless act of giving the gift of life

Through the years, nephrologists and surgeons at SickKids have performed close to 1,000 kidney transplants in children. None of these would have been possible without the generosity of organ donors.

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