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Kidney Transplant program

Refer a patient

To refer a patient for assessment of suitability for transplant, download and complete the TGLN referral form.

TGLN referral form

TGLN referral and listing criteria

Frequently asked questions

Send completed referral package including attachments of test results to:

For patients with a living donor
Email: GabrielM@smh.ca
Fax: 416-867-7489

For patients without a living donor
Email: JayomaM@smh.ca
Fax: 416-867-3678


St. Michael’s Kidney Transplant Program
61 Queen St. E, 9th floor
Toronto, ON M5C 2T2

Please include all required test results with the referral package to facilitate completing the transplant assessment in a timely manner.

We carefully evaluate each patient for transplant suitability. For patients with a living donor, typical workup timeframe is three to nine months.

For patients without a living donor, the typical length of workup is six to 12 months. The specific timeframe depends on the patient or kidney donor’s medical complexity, availability to attend appointments, and completeness of initial referral.

The steps involved in the transplant evaluation process:

  • Referral package sent by primary nephrologist
  • Package reviewed by transplant coordinator
  • Referring clinician will be notified of receipt and if any information is missing or incomplete
  • Patient attends Learn about Transplant class
  • Patient assessed by transplant nephrologist and by transplant social worker
  • Additional testing or consultations may be required from referring clinician
  • Tests and consults done at St. Michael's: CT, iliac doppler, anesthesia consult, surgical consult
  • Final decision from transplant nephrologist

Questions? Check out our frequently asked questions or contact us.