Kidney Transplant Program

With over 13,000 organs transplanted since 1966, solid organ transplantation plays an important role in academic and clinical activities of UWHealth. Our Institution consistently ranks among the top 10 most active transplant programs in the country. In 2011, UWHealth performed 306 kidney transplants.

Establishment: 1966

Program Highlights

  • Large volume solid organ transplant program
  • Desensitization program
  • Kidney Paired Exchange Program
  • Acute and chronic care of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.
  • Care of non-renal solid organ transplant recipients with CKD
  • High volume outpatient clinic with more than 1,000 outpatient visits per month
  • Rich academic transplant environment conducive to the development of clinical and translational research projects including ongoing clinical trials

Outcomes:

Median Time to Transplant for Waitlist Patients - 2011
  UW Regional National
Kidney 11.5 months 36.5 50
Pancreas 2.2 months 11.3 20.7
Kidney/Pancreas 3.4 months 12.3 13.7
Heart 5.5 months 7.6 5.3
Lung 5.5 months 7.5 4.7
Liver 3 months 7.9 11.8

 

Adult Overall Kidney Transplant Graft Survival - 2011
  UW Expected National
1 Month Survival (n=594) 98.15 98.02 97.69
1 Year Survival (n=594) 94.67 94.49 93.60

 

Adult Overall Kidney Transplant Patient Survival - 2011
  UW Expected National
1 Month Survival (n=467) 99.36 99.52 99.34
1 Year Survival (n=467) 97.15 97.61 96.77

 

Data source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Transplant Nephrology faculty

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