Director: David Conti, MD
The Transplant Program at Albany Medical Center is nationally acclaimed with wait periods among the shortest in the Northeast and has some of the best outcomes in the country. With the goal of providing excellent teaching and clinical exposure, the transplant program offers a great learning opportunity for renal fellows. A dedicated inpatient transplant unit providing focused expertise and direct participation in patient care and a robust outpatient clinical program provides a broad range of learning opportunities. A living kidney donor evaluation program in the division of nephrology and hypertension also provides a unique opportunity for nephrology fellows in training. Finally, opportunities for both clinical and basic research are available for renal fellows.
Dr. David Conti, Director of Albany Medical Center's Transplant Program, has been performing transplants for over 20 years and has been with the Albany Medical Center Transplant Program since 1989. He is a nationally recognized transplant surgeon and Chairman of the New York State Transplant Council. As a leading researcher in the field of transplant immunology, he has kept the program on the leading edge of innovative drug studies. The results have helped transform the nation's post-transplant experience from its early days of high rejection and infection rates, to recent studies resulting in steroid-free immunosuppressive regimens with a low incidence of rejection and infection.