How to Refer Your Patient for Intestinal Transplant

To refer your patient to the UPMC Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center (IRTC) in Pittsburgh, Pa., you'll need the following information:

  • Your patient's demographic information
    • Name
    • Date of birth
    • Home address
    • Phone number
    • Emergency contacts
  • Your patient's health insurance information
  • The original diagnosis, including history of medical care and tests
    • Reports of previous transplant evaluations
    • Inpatient/outpatient records
    • Radiology and pathology reports
    • Lab reports

Steps for Making a Referral to the IRTC

Once you have your patient's demographic, insurance, and medical information, follow these steps for referral:

  1. Contact us to speak with a clinician.
  2. Mail, fax, or email all related information and medical records regarding your patient's case.
    Mailing address: UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
    Attn: UPMC Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center
    UPMC Montefiore, 7 South
    3459 Fifth Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Fax: 412-647-5070
  3. Expect someone from our office to follow up with you, after receiving medical records and financial clearance, to schedule your patient's initial intestinal transplant evaluation.

Emergency Referrals

When necessary, our team can offer a “fast track” process for referrals to the IRTC, which includes:

  • Scheduling an evaluation appointment within 72 hours of insurance authorization.
  • Facilitating the transfer of patients who are in acute organ failure.

Our dedicated transplant critical care team has expertise in medically managing these patients with life-sustaining measures.

Contact the IRTC

To learn more or to refer a patient, contact the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation Center.

Phone: 1-877-640-6746 or 412-647-5800
24-hour physician referral line: 1-800-544-2500
Fax: 412-647-5070


Communicate with us via our contact form.

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