UT Southwestern Transplant Center


Our Program

UT Southwestern is dedicated to providing excellence in transplant services and patient care. The nationally recognized Kidney Transplant Program at UT Southwestern traces its origins back some 50 years, when it performed the first kidney transplant in Texas. Our expert team of transplant surgeons, nephrologists, endocrinologists, immunologists and other highly trained health professionals provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient clinical services.

Advanced Options

UT Southwestern also has a robust living donor program and participates in the UNOS kidney paired donation (KPD) pilot program. Living donation is an increasingly viable option for patients awaiting a transplant, providing excellent long-term outcomes for both donors and recipients. Paired kidney donation can make transplantation available to more patients and has great potential to extend the lives of patients with kidney disease.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

UT Southwestern Medical Center, already nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, research, education and technological innovation, is poised to take all of those areas to the next level when it opens the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital on campus later this year. Transplant patients, as well as physicians, surgeons, and all supporting team members, will benefit from the hospital’s transplant-specific features, which are based on best practices gathered from the nation’s top clinical facilities. Among these features:

  • In-room monitors, allowing patients and their caregivers to review charts and images, such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs.
  • In-room videoconferencing enabling patients to communicate virtually with members of their care team, family and friends.
  • Robotics in the operating rooms allowing for highly precise and minimally invasive procedures, including nephrectomies.
  • Surgical suites connected by live video to pathology laboratories for real-time collaboration among care team members.

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