• Transplant Center

    Director: TBD  

    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 cadaveric kidney, pediatric kidney, combined kidney-pancreas, liver, heart, lung, combined heart-lung, and combined 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). There is an active research program in artificial lung technologies for patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure. The university has active Total Artificial Heart (TAH) and Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) programs for patients with advanced heart failure.

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

  • For referrals

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

    Kidney, Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation: 866-474-6544 or 859-323-6544
    Fax: 859-257-8966

    Living Donor Kidney Transplant: 859-323-5737

    Pediatric Kidney Transplantation: 866-474-6544 or 859-323-6544,
    Fax: 859-257-8966

    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
    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital
    4th floor, Room C403
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293
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    Outreach locations

    UK Transplant & Specialty Clinic
    Medical Plaza East
    3 Audubon Plaza Drive, Suite 150
    Louisville KY 40217
    Directions »

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    UK Northern Kentucky Transplant Clinic
    425 Centre View Blvd.
    Crestview Hills KY 41017
    Directions »
    * Kidney and liver only

    Mailing address

    Transplant Center
    UK Chandler Hospital, C416
    800 Rose St.
    Lexington KY 40536-0293