• Liver Transplant

    The liver transplant program at UK Transplant Center treats patients with end-stage liver disease and liver tumors. Our team of surgeons, nurse practitioners and nurse coordinators, hepatologists, pharmacists and social workers partner in providing personalized transplant care before, during and after surgery. 

    When treating patients with liver tumors, our transplant team works closely with the oncologists and surgeons at UK Markey Cancer Center to ensure the special needs of these patients are met. Additionally, we offer the most advanced treatment available for patients with hepatitis C (Hep C) who are in need of a liver transplant.  

    The first liver transplant at UK took place in 1995; since then, our surgeons have performed more than 700 transplants at UK Transplant Center, using state-of-the-art technology and leading-edge medical and surgical interventions to provide the best possible treatment in a caring and compassionate environment.

  • Mary Jo Perkins

    Mary Jo Perkins came down with a dose of what she thought was the flu that just wouldn’t go away. A trip to UK hospital, then the bombshell. Not only was Mary Jo's liver in terrible shape, she needed a transplant. However, being put on a donor list usually means a wait lasting weeks, months, or even years. Read more.