Liver transplant lets mother, teacher reclaim life

Amy Ausmus

After 10 years of "just trying to survive," Amy Ausmus received a new liver that restored her health and freedom. Read Amy's story.


Liver Transplant Program

For patients with end-stage liver disease, liver transplant is an option that may save and dramatically change lives.

The liver transplant program at The University of Kansas Health System represents the largest team in the Kansas City region providing advanced, comprehensive care. We help liver transplant patients achieve outcomes that surpass the national average.

Our difference

Our transplant physicians and surgeons have the experience and expertise to provide patients with leading transplant care. Our fellowship-trained team of surgeons and hepatologists offers the most advanced treatment options. This includes providing expert management in hepatitis treatments, biliary diseases, posttransplant critical care and individualized immunosuppressive therapies as well as performing complex endoscopic procedures and surgeries. 

Superior outcomes

Liver transplant is life-changing. At our Center for Transplantation, we currently care for more than 1,500 liver transplant patients. Our program continues to grow in volume, and we deliver outcomes that exceed regional and national benchmarks.

Liver transplant

Request a transplant evaluation

You or your doctor can request a liver transplant appointment or evaluation. One of our team members will contact you to schedule your initial visit. You will meet with a multidisciplinary team that will partner in your care.

We are committed to ensuring you receive experienced, compassionate long-term care from evaluation through surgery to recovery and beyond. Our goal is to partner with patients to maintain organ function for a lifetime.

Call 913-588-1227 or 844-323-1227.

Schedule a transplant evaluation 

Shorter wait times

Average months on a wait list:

  • U.S.: 13.5 months
  • Region 8: 13.3 months
  • The University of Kansas Health System: 6.4 months

Greater volumes

  • More than 1,500 liver transplants – including 86 simultaneous kidney/liver transplants
  • Largest solid organ transplant center in the region
  • Unmatched experience

Why choose us

We offer the region’s largest and most successful solid organ transplant program. Learn more.