• Transplant Center

    Director: Roberto Gedaly, MD, FACS  

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Transplant Center specializes in the care of patients with end-stage organ disease. The University of Kentucky has been providing solid organ transplantation services to the commonwealth since 1964. Currently, the program performs more than 200 procedures each year including deceased and living donor kidney, pediatric kidney, kidney-pancreas, pancreas, liver, heart, lung, heart-lung, and heart-kidney transplantation. The abdominal transplant program also provides surgical expertise in complex hepatobiliary procedures in conjunction with the NCI designated Markey Cancer Center.

    In collaboration with the Gill Heart Institute, the transplant center provides advanced technologies in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) to patients with end stage heart and lung disease. The University of Kentucky is a designated Center of Excellence for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as recognized by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and has an active Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) program for patients with advanced heart failure. There is an active research program in artificial lung technologies for patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure. Dr. Gedaly also directs an active research program focused on abdominal transplant and immunosuppression therapies.

    For patient appointments: 859-323-1691 or 866-285-4337   Fax: 859-323-1700
    E-mail: transplant@email.uky.edu


  • For referrals

    Heart Transplantation: 800-456-5287 or 859-323-4620
    Fax: 859-257-7402

    Lung Transplantation: 800-323-3408     
    Fax: 859-257-7402

    Kidney, Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation: 866-474-6544 or 859-323-6544
    Fax: 859-257-1700

    Living Donor Kidney Transplant: 859-323-2467

    Pediatric Kidney Transplantation: 866-474-6544 or 859-323-6544,
    Fax: 859-257-1700

    Liver Transplantation: 888-808-3212 or 859-323-8500
    Fax: 859-257-3644

    MCS (ECMO/LVAD): MCS Coordinator: 859-330-7676 (pager number)
    UK•MDs: 800-888-5533

  • Clinic location

    The UK Transplant Center offers three locations to better serve our patients. These clinics allow patients to receive as much care close to home as possible. 


  • UK Transplant Center

    Kentucky Clinic
    Third Floor, Wing D, Room J301
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284

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    Call 859-257-8562
    Fax 859-323-1700

    Inpatient: Heart, Lung, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Living Donor

    Outpatient: Heart, Lung, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Living Donor


    UK Transplant & Specialty Clinic
    Medical Plaza East
    Suite 150
    3 Audubon Plaza Drive
    Louisville KY 40217-1319

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    Call 859-257-1000

    Inpatient: Kidney

    Outpatient: Heart, Lung, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Living Donor


    UK Northern Kentucky Transplant Clinic
    Tri-State Gastroenterology Associates
    425 Centre View Blvd.
    Crestview Hills KY 41017

    Call 859-341-3575

    Outpatient: Liver, Kidney

  • Mailing address

    Transplant Center
    Kentucky Clinic, K302                   
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284