Living kidney donation is a gift of life

Almost 45 of every 100 kidney donors are living donors. Locating a living donor match can significantly shorten the wait time for a kidney transplant. Kidneys from living donors also typically function much longer with lower rejection rates than kidneys from deceased donors. Learn more about our Living Kidney Donor Team and the process to donate.

Kidney Transplant Doctors

Meet our experienced kidney doctors and surgeons

The hospital's multidisciplinary kidney team diagnoses, treats and manages care for patients with kidney disease and pancreas disorders.

Nationally recognized nephrologists, our kidney doctors provide comprehensive, compassionate care from your first referral through your kidney transplant and for the rest of your life.

Our transplant surgeons and nephrologists provide expert treatment for all types of kidney diseasepancreas disease and diseases that may damage those organs, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Urinary tract diseases
  • Congenital disorders and birth defects
  • Kidney tumors
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer

Expanding organ transplant program to reflect patient needs

Supporting our Midwest compassion

In early 2015, a clinic opened in Wichita offering something unique to the area: an easier connection to The University of Kansas Hospital's kidney transplant experts. Read more.

Transplant success since 1969

We performed our first transplant in 1969 and our first simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant in 1999. We are one of the few transplant programs in the U.S. to practice steroid minimization after patient discharge. Tapering off corticosteroids within four weeks after surgery reduces side effects such as diabetes, weight gain, osteoporosis, bone fractures, and patient morbidity.

Kidney transplant patients often travel to our hospital from across the United States because we have above average survival rates and the region's lowest wait times.