Center for Transplantation

Experience and expertise second to none. Click here to read some of our inspiring patient stories.

The University of Kansas Health System's Center for Transplantation has experience and expertise second to none

Largest volumes, shortest wait times, unmatched experience

The Center for Transplantation at The University of Kansas Health System is the region's largest and most successful transplant program. Patients from across the country rely on our nationally recognized program for our reputation, expertise, reduced wait times and exceptionally high standards for comprehensive care. We specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of liver, kidney, heart, pancreas and blood and marrow transplant.

Our patients receive expert and personalized care from a multidisciplinary team of nationally renowned transplant surgeons and transplant medicine experts in collaboration with other specialists who together address patients' physical, mental and emotional needs. Our patients experience shorter wait times and outcomes that far exceed the national average.

Our kidney program – which recently marked the 2,500th transplant in our nearly 50-year history – consistently ranks among the nation's top 50 by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, for liver transplant procedures performed, our hospital tied for No. 10 among nearly 150 liver transplant programs nationwide, according to data provided by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

We hope these representative volumes inspire patients' confidence as they entrust us with their care. Our experience is truly second to none, and we use it to achieve the best possible outcomes for every patient.


Nate Estrella and Tim SaylorGive life with living kidney donation

Almost 45 of every 100 kidney donors are living donors. Consider kidney donation to make a difference in the life of the more than 100,000 people waiting for a miracle. A living kidney donation offers an organ that will function longer with lower rejection rates, while shortening the recipient's wait time. Learn more.

Nate Rivera received such a gift of life from then-stranger Tim Saylor. Learn what Tim's selfless act meant to each of them.

Supporting our Midwest compassionSupporting our Midwest compassion

Earlier this year in Wichita, a clinic opened offering something unique to the area: an easier connection to The University of Kansas Hospital's kidney transplant experts. Read more.

So grateful for lifeSo grateful for life

Amy Honeycutt, 27, liver transplant patient, has returned to her favorite pastimes of working out, being with friends and going to school. Her doctor, Richard Gilroy, MD, explains how a short wait time was vital to her successful recovery. Watch as she shares her story and experience.

No referrals necessary

No referrals necessary

You, your doctor or your dialysis center can request a kidney transplant evaluation.

Liver transplant evaluation

Liver transplant evaluation

One of our transplant nurse navigators works with you to schedule your initial visit after you or your doctor request a transplant evaluation.

Leave a legacy with organ donation

Leave a legacy with organ donation

You have the power to possibly save or change the lives of more than 50 people by becoming an organ donor.