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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 tissue transplantation procedures.

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

For more information, please contact

Patrycja Ulijaszczyk-Noga@uchospitals.edu    

tel. (773) 834-8482  

fax (773) 834-0732


“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.

Irenka speaks only Polish. She received a kidney transplant at the age of 75. 
Nurse Karolina took care of her speaking Polish in the hospital (above), and Jozefa guides her in clinic during recovery (below). 
Mallory has suffered from type 1 diabetes since she was a child. She received a pancreatic islet transplant and has not bee using any insulin for last 3 and half years. 
Polish husband- Stanislaw, nurse Tomasz
At the age of 69 Stanislaw was stressed about his kidney transplant especially that  he did not speak English at all.  Karolina  guided him in Polish during recovery in the hospital and Jozefa took over chatting in Polish during the clinic visits and over the phone afterwards 


Piotr Witkowski MD PhD
Transplant Surgeon
Andrzej Jakubowiak MD PhD
Professor Hematology
Agnieszak Ardelt MD PhD
Professor, Neurologist
Pre Transplantant Nurse
Jozefa Stutor
Post Transplant Nurse
Monika Krezalek MD
Surgical Resident
Mieczyslawa Franczyk RN
Physical Therapy Specialist
Karolina Krakowiak RN
Transplant Unit Nurse
Agnieszka Stryjek RN
Transplant Unit Nurse
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Transplantation Institute

Clinical  Research Center


Islet and Kidney Transplantation

Manager, Lindsay Basto RN MSN 


tel. (773) 702-2504

fax (773) 926-0671


Islet and Cell Processing and Research

Manager, Karolina Golab, PhD


Transplantation Institute

University of Chicago Medicine

5841 S. Maryland Avenue

MC 5026, J-517

Chicago IL 60637

Polish-American Transplant Center

Clinical Coordinator

Patrycja Ulijaszyk RN 


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