Welcome to the Division of Transplantation. We are one of the world’s great organ transplant programs. Our surgeons are recognized experts in their field, providing care to adult and pediatric patients receiving kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, islet cell transplants.
Since its creation in 1966, the UW Transplant Program has been a leader in clinical service, research and training. Surgeons in the Division of Transplantation have made innovative discoveries that are used throughout the world, including the development of the gold standard organ preservation solution, “UW Solution,” advancing organ preservation through pulsatile perfusion, and development of immunosuppression leading the pivotal trial of mycophenolate mofetil.
The Division of Transplantation is one of the most experienced transplant programs in the nation. More than 17,000 transplants have been performed at UW since 1966. Recently we surpassed 1,800 pancreas transplants, making the UW Transplant Program the second-busiest program in the world. The Division of Transplantation has also performed over 11,000 kidney and over 2,600 liver transplants. The UW transplant program is consistently among the top 5 most active programs in the US, with our pancreas transplant activity ranked #1 in the nation year after year.
The transplant team is actively involved in multiple research projects, as well. Numerous NIH awards are supporting our research to enhance our knowledge of basic research immunobiology that will pave the way for new drugs and therapies to enhance long-term survival for organ transplants without the side effects of conventional immunosuppression. We are also actively engaged in developing new therapeutics and preservation techniques that will enhance donor organ function and promote long-term survival.
Educating and training the next generation of transplant surgeons is one of our highest priorities. The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship has provided highly sought and outstanding training opportunities for over 30 years.
I encourage you to peruse the website to learn more about our clinical/research/training programs and team members.