The Division of Transplantation is one of the world’s leading organ transplant programs. Our surgeons are recognized experts in their field, providing care to patients in the kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, islet cell, and pediatric transplant programs.
Since its creation in 1966, the UW Transplant Program has been on the forefront of transplant advancement. Surgeons in the Division of Transplantation have made innovative discoveries that are used throughout the world, including “UW Solution,” a cold storage solution for organ preservation. Directing the future of transplantation, the transplant team conducts research in immunosuppressive therapy and immunobiology paving the way for new drugs and therapies to enhance long-term survival for organ transplant without the side effects of conventional immunosuppression.
The Division of Transplantation is one of the most experienced transplant programs in the nation. More than 13,000 organs have been transplanted at UW since 1966, including more than 1200 kidney-pancreas transplants, more than any program in the world. In 2011 the UW Transplant team performed 306 kidney, 81 liver, 37 pancreas transplants.
The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) is recognized as one of the most successful organ procurement programs in the nation. Its success has resulted in our patients having among the shortest waiting times for organ transplants.
We are committed to providing our patients the best transplant care possible so that they may enjoy the gift of life.