Transplant Programs

The UK Transplant Center has provided solid organ transplantation services to more than 4,000 patients throughout the region since 1964. 


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.

Kidney and pancreas

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. 

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

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

Living Kidney Donor Program

Since 1964, the Kidney Transplant Program at UK HealthCare has performed more than 2,500 kidney transplants. In that time, we’ve developed a reputation for excellence in kidney transplantation by consistently meeting national outcomes.

Kidney transplantation is an excellent option for patients with kidney disease who want to live a life free of dialysis. Visit the living kidney donor program page for more information and to make an appointment.


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.


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.


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