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TRANSPLANT SURGERY

DIVISION OVERVIEW

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.

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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.

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Transplant Surgery Division Administrative Office
1959 NE Pacific
Box 356410
Seattle, WA 98195-6410

Chief of Transplant Surgery
Jorge D. Reyes, MD

Administrator
Joseph Meno, MBA
206-598-7087
Email: jmeno@uw.edu

Transplant Service Line Director
Kay Wicks, MSN


 

FOR PATIENTS

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To Make An Appointment >
206-520-5000
(Seattle)
877-520-5000
(Outside Seattle)


Dept of Surgery Patient Info >


 

For Referring Providers >
MEDCON
800-326-5300
(24 hrs a day/ 7 days a wk)
medcon@uw.edu

Fellowships

Transplant Surgery Fellowship

Program Contacts
Jorge Reyes, MD, Director

Jill Anderson, Manager
206-598-2608
Email: txpfel@uw.edu

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