• Organ transplantation at UK HealthCare

    UK Transplant Center specializes in the care of patients with advanced, end-stage organ disease. Each year, we perform more than 170 transplant procedures, including kidney, lung, liver, heart and pancreas transplants, and kidney and lung transplants for children. As an advanced center, we also perform combined transplants for double-lung, liver-lung, kidney-pancreas, heart-lung and heart-kidney.

    We have provided solid organ transplantation services to more than 4,000 patients throughout the region since 1964. UK Transplant Center has clinic locations in Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky, providing care for our transplant patients near the communities where they live and work. 

    Our transplant teams include physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners and nurse coordinators, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers and support staff who specialize in caring for transplant patients and guiding them through the transplant process, from the initial consultation through surgery and beyond.

  • Heart

    The UK Transplant Center provides patients with advanced heart failure options. We bring together highly trained physicians and state-of-the-art technology to provide the most up-to-date treatments available, including ventricular assist devices (VADs) that may preserve life until a transplant becomes possible. 

    When heart transplantation is the only option, our patients are in good hands. Our experienced team has an extensive record of success in even the most difficult cases, performing more heart transplants than any other hospital in Kentucky. 

    Visit the heart transplant program page for more information and to make an appointment.

  • Lung

    Since established in 1991, the UK Transplant Center has completed more than 400 lung transplants, including double-lung. We may be able to help you breathe easier, too. Our team of experts includes cardiothoracic surgeons and pulmonologists, as well as specially trained pharmacists and nurses, all working together to provide treatment options specially tailored for each patient’s needs.

    Visit the lung transplant program page for more information and to make an appointment.

  • Kidney

    The UK Transplant Center has been a leader in advanced kidney failure for more than 50 years. And we’ve been saving lives ever since. 

    The living kidney donor program provides an alternative to kidney transplants from a deceased donor for patients with end-stage renal disease, where we participate with the Paired Kidney Exchange Program through UNOS. 

    Visit our kidney transplant program page to learn more about kidney transplantation options and to make an appointment.

  • Liver

    The UK Transplant Center provides individualized care for patients with advanced liver failure and liver disease resulting from hepatitis C and cirrhosis. Together, we work collaboratively with the UK Markey Cancer Center for patients needing a transplant due to liver cancer. 

    Our team of highly trained physicians, pharmacists and nurses has the experience and expertise to offer world-class care for each and every patient. 

    Visit the liver transplant program page for more information and to make an appointment.


  • Pancreas

    A pancreas transplant is an effective procedure that allows a person with Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes to become insulin independent.

    Visit the pancreas transplant program page for more information and to make an appointment.


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