Alberto suffered from a disease called Glomerulonephritis, which destroyed his first kidney in 1988. He researched transplants all over Europe without success. Finally, he wrote to the National Kidney Association where he found out about Pittsburgh’s Thomas Starzl, MD. More than 23 years after his first successful transplant, Alberto chose to come back to UPMC Transplant Services, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute for his second transplant.
Alberto is back to living his very active life and he credits his transplant team with saving his life not once, but twice.