ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC)

ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC)

The program is a joint partnership between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) to help establish new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in emerging countries. Please note that the program is open to all ISN and TTS members.

This initiative fosters partnerships between experienced transplant centers in the developed regions (Supporting Centers or SCs) and new and developing transplant centers (Emerging Centers or ECs) in low-resource regions, providing a framework and funding for up to six years of collaboration if adequate progress is made.

After six- years of improvement on the program, graduated centers are encouraged to support a third center within their region and therefore sustain the impact of their training and help other centers to develop. 

Active ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Partnerships:

For more details on active ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Partnerships, please click here

Pairing Name2024RegionCo-sponsorEmerging Center (EC)EC LiaisonSupporting Center (SC)SC LiaisonMentoring Center (MC)MC Liaison
STC Colombia - USAGLatin AmericaTTSFundacion Valle del LiliDr. Jaime M. RestrepoBoston Children's Hospital (BCH)Dr. Nancy M. Rodig
Upgrade to Level A
STC Vietnam - Australia2AOSEATTSChildren's Hospital 2, Ho Chi Minh CityDr. Huynh QuynhSydney Children's Hospital NetworkDr. Siah Kim
STC Vietnam - Vietnam - AustraliaAOSEATTSThong Nhat HospitalDr. Quang Van LyCho Ray HospitalDr. Huong TranWestmead Hospital, SydneyDr. David Harris
Current Year 2 at Level A
STC Nepal - UKASouth AsiaTTSHuman Organ Transplant CenterDr. Pukar Chandra ShresthaFreeman HospitalDr. Frankie Dowen
Upgrade to Level B
STC Laos-ThailandBOSEATTSMittaphab HospitalDr. Chanmaly Keomany
Dr. Noot Sengthavisouk
Ramathibodi HospitalProf. Surasak Kantachuvesiri
Current Year 2 at Level B
STC Argentina-USABLatin AmericaTTSClínica Privada Velez SarsfieldDr. Rafael MaldonadoCleveland ClinicDr. Emilio Poggio
STC India-UK1BSouth AsiaTTSDepartment of Nephrology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and ResearchProf. Arpita RaychaudhurySt George's University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustProf. Debasish Banerjee
STC Sri Lanka-SpainBSouth AsiaTTSSri Jayawardenepura General HospitalDr. Niroshan SeneviratneUniversity of BarcelonaDr. Chloe Balleste
STC India-USA13BSouth AsiaTTSPediatric Nephrology Division, Christian Medical
Dr. Indira AgarwalPediatric Transplant Unit, Pediatric Nephrology
Division, Emory Children's Hospital Atlanta
Dr. Rouba Garro
STC Nigeria - South AfricaHBAfricaTTSUniversity of Nigeria Teaching HospitalDr. Ifeoma Ulasi
Dr. Ugochi Onu
Groote Schuur Hospital Cape TownDr Zunaid Barday
Dr Tinus Du Toit
Current Year 2 at Level C
STC Vietnam-USACOSEATTSNational Children's HospitalDr. Huong NguyenEmory Children's Hospital AtlantaDr. Larry Greenbaum
STC Tanzania-IndiaCAfricaTTSMuhimbili National HospitalDr. Jonathan Willbard MngumiChristian Medical College, VelloreDr. Santosh Varughese
STC Sri Lanka-UKCSouth AsiaTTSNephrology and Transplant Unit, Teaching Hospital JaffnaDr. Brammah (B.U.E.W.DURAISWAMY) R ThangarajahRenal Unit- Royal Infirmary EdinburghDr. Paul Phalen
STC India-UK2CSouth AsiaTTSMehta Multispeciality Hospitals India Private LimitedDr. Sukanya GovindanGreat Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and University College London, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child HealthDr. Stephen Marks
STC Haiti-USAHCLatin AmericaTTSHôpital Universitaire de MirebalaisDr. Philip CleophatBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), BostonDr. Aditya Pawar
STC Malaysia-SingaporeHCOSEATTSUniversiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Abdul HafidzSingapore General Hospital-Health Sciences Authority (SGH-HSA)Dr. Terence Kee Yi Shern
New Partnership (Year 1 at Level C)
STC Colombia-Colombia-USACLatin AmericaTTSHospital Universitario San José de PopayánDr. David BallesterosFundación Valle del LiliDr. Jessica María Forero Delgadillo
Dr. Jaime M. Restrepo
Boston Children's HospitalDr. Nancy Rodig
STC Nigeria-USA15CAfricaTTSFederal Medical Centre Umuahia Abia StateDr. Chimezie Godswill OkwuonuUniversity of Virginia Health SystemsProf. Rasheed Balogun

Please read the Guidelines carefully here to ensure that all criteria are met before applying here. The deadline to apply is October 15.

Applications are reviewed by ISN staff and the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Committee.

This program is a joint initiative of the ISN and the TTS. If you would like to support a Sister Transplant Center, please contact us via the contact section below.

For all inquiries on the STC Program, please contact the Sister Transplant Center Coordinator at

The STC program is supported by the ISN-TTS STC Committee.

What can be achieved IN the sister transplant centers program?