Clyde F. Barker House

For many transplant patients, the good news of a life-saving organ match is accompanied by feelings of uncertainty and a whole new set of challenges, especially if they are traveling to receive care. To accommodate these patients, the Penn Transplant Institute offers the Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House, a convenient guest house for transplant patients and their families and caregivers. It is located at 3940 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Named for Penn’s world-renowned transplant surgeon, Clyde F. Barker, MD, this new facility was designed and built entirely through the generosity of private donations. For a nominal cost, patients can enjoy homelike accommodations including sun-filled living space and a central courtyard.


The Penn Transplant House is conveniently located at 3940 Spruce Street, just a few blocks from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The house is not a medical facility, but rather a small guest house designed to meet the unique needs of transplant patients and their families and caregivers.

The house has:

  • Sleeping rooms that can accommodate up to four adults—all have adjoining private bath
  • Kitchen facilities where multiple families can prepare meals
  • Communal dining room
  • Computers and Internet access
  • Laundry room
  • Family room where families can enjoy watching TV, reading or playing games
  • Fitness room for exercise and stress relief
  • Education center—a space devoted to underscoring the importance of educating patients and families about self-care, a core value of the Penn Transplant Institute
  • Nearby shopping and restaurants