Dr. Jean I. Tchervenkov, a member of our Legacy Society, is the Director of Living Donor Renal Transplantation and Surgical Director of Pediatric Renal Transplantation at the McGill University Health Centre.

Saving lives is what Dr. Jean Tchervenkov does best. As a renal transplant surgeon, he has helped improve the quality of life of his patients for over 20 years at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Tchervenkov has devoted his life to caring for others, making sure that every patient he sees receives compassionate and world-class care.  As he continues to build his professional legacy, Dr. Tchervenkov also wanted to ensure that the transplant program at the MUHC remains at the forefront of patient care, research, and teaching, even when he can no longer be there.

Dr. Tchervenkov was inspired to purchase a life insurance policy and name the Foundation as beneficiary and owner. “I want the important work that I do to live on – long after I am gone,” he says. “The donation of my life insurance policy is a simple solution to maximize the impact of my gift and make a tangible difference in the lives of transplant patients both now and in the future,” Dr. Tchervenkov explains.

By donating a new or existing life insurance policy to the MUHC Foundation, you are turning small monthly premiums into a significant donation.

Through this gift of life insurance, Dr. Tchervenkov has ensured that his lifetime of dedication to his patients and their families will leave a lasting legacy. “I am very grateful that I am able to practice medicine for a living,” he says.  “This donation is my small way of giving back to the community that has given me so much, and I hope to inspire my fellow colleagues to do the same,” he states.

Click here to learn more about donating a life insurance policy to the MUHC Foundation, or contact us by phone 514 934-1934, or by email at info@muhcfoundation.com.

Dr. Tchervenkov’s impact

Rosa Shields has been a volunteer for the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) of the MUHC for over 20 years. She was inspired to create the Celebration of Life event to raise funds for, and awareness of, transplantation at the MUHC because she is a transplant recipient herself. She was first diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 1974, was placed on dialysis, and received her initial kidney transplant in 1982, which lasted until 1991, at which point she was put back on dialysis. Finally, in 1994 she got both a liver and kidney transplant at the RVH, and the surgery was led by Dr. Tchervenkov. To this day she is leading a happy, healthy, vibrant life, and she’s never forgotten the incredible treatment she received at the MUHC. Dr. Tchervenkov and the other transplant surgeons on this team have given her a second lease on life, and she is eternally grateful.

Click here to read about the success of the 19th annual Celebration of Life.

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