Heart, Kidney, and Liver Transplant Programs Recognized as a Top Transplant Programs by U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesThe Department of Health and Human Services has recognized UW Medicine’s Heart, Kidney, and Liver Transplant Programs as a national leader in their field. The programs received Bronze Level Awards at a Medal of Honor Ceremony held recently at the Seventh National Learning Congress in Grapevine, Texas. Read More
Transplant Services at the U.W. Medical Center— together with the Division of Transplant Surgery in the Department of Surgery— encompass the clinical, academic and research elements of abdominal transplantation at the University of Washington.
Transplant Services is principally organized around two multidisciplinary clinical teams: Liver Transplantation, and Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation. Each team is dedicated to providing transplant care with compassion, integrity, and respect for individual dignity. The Division of Transplant Surgery is nationally and internationally recognized for being on the leading edge of innovative teaching, research and technology related to transplant. We are committed to continuously improving our expertise so that we can offer patients with organ failure an opportunity to pursue a higher quality of life.
Overall, the University of Washington boasts a comprehensive multi-organ transplant program tracing back to 1968. The Evolution of Transplantation at UW details some of the highlights in the development of our programs.
Today, the University of Washington Center for Transplantation encompasses both abdominal (liver, kidney, pancreas) and cardiothoracic (heart and lung) transplantation. We partner with Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center which offers pediatric kidney, liver, and heart transplantation. In addition, the University of Washington Medical Center offers programs in autologous bone marrow transplant and high dose chemotherapy.
The University of Washington Medical Center is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which maintains the nation's organ transplant waiting list under contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
UW Transplant Services surgeons perform most of the multiorgan procurements in Washington, Alaska, Montana, and northern Idaho, in conjunction with the regional organ procurement agency, LifeCenter Northwest.
Links to information about becoming a donor:
- Become a living kidney donor: UWMC Kidney Care & Transplantation Services at UWMC >>
- Donating blood, platelets, tissue: Puget Sound Blood Center >>
- Donating an organ: LifeCenter Northwest >>
The Division of Transplant Surgery faculty are academically and clinically active, and engaged in a wide range of initiatives of importance to the field of abdominal transplantation. READ MORE >>
• Jorge Reyes, MD, Chief
Transplant Surgery Division Administrative Office
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195-6410
Chief of Transplant Surgery
Jorge D. Reyes, MD
Farrah Leland, JD
Transplant Service Line Director
Kay Wicks, MSN