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Transplant: Heart, Kidney, Liver, Lung

UW Medicine Transplant Services is a combination of clinical, academic and research activities. Transplant Services are principally organized around seven multidisciplinary clinical teams: Heart transplant, Kidney transplant, Pancreas transplant, Liver transplant, Lung transplant, Intestinal transplant and Reconstructive transplant (Face & Hand). The transplant teams support patients before, during and after surgery to ensure the best outcome possible.


Younger People Can Suffer From Heart Failure Too: Dr. Claudius Mahr, a cardiologist with UW Medicine's Heart Institute, explains heart failure is a growing, all too common issue that affects people of all ages.

Robotic Surgery Leads to Faster Recovery Time: James Park, MD, explains the benefits of robotic surgery and how minimally invasive procedures allow patients a quicker recovery period.

Lung-Transplant Director Discusses the Path to No. 1,000: On July 7, 2019, Dr. Michael Mulligan performed UW Medicine's 1,000th lung transplant.

The Use of Hepatitis C Positive Organs: Growing the Donor Pool: Dr. Renuka Battacharya presents updates on organ donor availability and utilizing Hepatitis C positive organs for transplantations.

Hurdle Cleared in Path to 3D-printed Replacement Organs: Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs.

Acute Liver Failure: Anne Larson, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UW Medicine Hepatology, describes ALF and discusses treatment options.

Donor Heart Infected with Hepatitis C Saves Man's Life: UW Medical Center's new protocol allows heart-transplant candidates to opt in to be considered for matching donor organs even if the organ is infected with hep C, and then take an eight-week course of medication to clear the virus.

Surgical Strategies to Improve Access to Liver Grafts: This lecture covers surgical strategies to enlarge the pool of donors, living donor liver transplant recipient criteria and evaluation, and new machine perfusion advancements.

Getting Patients to Liver Transplant Before It's Too Late: Scott Biggins, MD, discusses advances in liver transplant.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in NASH: Kiran Bambha, MD, discusses diagnostic and therapeutic advances in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

Advances in Hepatitis B: Anne Larson, MD, provides an update on Hepatitis B and why we are seeing an increase in rates in the United States.

Advances in Hepatitis C: Charles Landis, MD, discusses new therapies and updates on existing therapies for treating Hepatitis C.

Test Transport Device Creates Hope for Liver Transplants: Jorge Reyes, MD, describes a clinical trial of a new device for transporting donor livers between recovery and transplant, and potential upsides if the trial is successful.

Living Liver Transplantation: A liver transplant recipient shares her story on how she finally got healthy after years of not having any answers

Overview of Kidney Transplantation: The “big picture” of kidney transplantation

Heart in a Box Technology: UW Medicine Regional Heart Center is first in the nation to use the “heart in a box” technology in a clinical trial, which enables a beating heart to be transported for use in a transplant surgery.

Overview of Lung Transplantation and Post-Transplant Care: Erika D. Lease, MD, provides an overview of lung transplantation and post-transplant care.


Robotic Surgery Leads to Faster Recovery Time: James Park, MD, explains the benefits of robotic surgery and how minimally invasive procedures allow patients a quicker recovery period.

The Use of Hepatitis C Positive Organs: Growing the Donor Pool: Dr. Renuka Battacharya presents updates on organ donor availability and utilizing Hepatitis C positive organs for transplantations.

Hurdle Cleared in Path to 3D-printed Replacement Organs: Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs.

Acute Liver Failure: Anne Larson, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UW Medicine Hepatology, describes ALF and discusses treatment options.

Surgical Strategies to Improve Access to Liver Grafts: This lecture covers surgical strategies to enlarge the pool of donors, living donor liver transplant recipient criteria and evaluation, and new machine perfusion advancements.

Getting Patients to Liver Transplant Before It's Too Late: Scott Biggins, MD, discusses advances in liver transplant.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in NASH: Kiran Bambha, MD, discusses diagnostic and therapeutic advances in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

Advances in Hepatitis B: Anne Larson, MD, provides an update on Hepatitis B and why we are seeing an increase in rates in the United States.

Advances in Hepatitis C: Charles Landis, MD, discusses new therapies and updates on existing therapies for treating Hepatitis C.

Test Transport Device Creates Hope for Liver Transplants: Jorge Reyes, MD, describes a clinical trial of a new device for transporting donor livers between recovery and transplant, and potential upsides if the trial is successful.

Living Liver Transplantation: A liver transplant recipient shares her story on how she finally got healthy after years of not having any answers


UW Medicine HIV+ Liver Transplant Recipients Clinical Management Guideline: Evaluation and inclusion/exclusion criteria for patient selection, HIV+ Liver recipient induction immunosuppression guideline, HIV+ liver recipient induction guideline and HIV+ liver recipient infection prophylaxis guideline.


Solid Organ Donation After Death in the United States: Data Driven Messaging to Encourage Potential Donors: U.S. deceased donor solid organ transplantation (dd-SOT) depends upon an individual's/family's altruistic willingness to donate organs after death; however, there is a shortage of deceased organ donors in the U.S.

New Evidence Supporting Increased Use of Split Liver Transplantation. : Perkins JD, Dick AA, Healey PJ, Montenovo MI, Biggins SW, Sibulesky L, Reyes JD.Perkins JD, et al. Among authors: biggins sw. Transplantation. 2020 Feb;104(2):299-307. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002853.Transplantation. 2020. PMID: 31335771


Kidney Care - Transforming Care for Patients and Providers: Advancing American Kidney Health - Transforming Care for Patients and Providers - Perspective from Nonprofit Providers

Adult-to-Adult Living Donor Liver Transplantation: UW Medicine is among a select group of liver transplant centers nationwide certified to perform LDLT and is the only liver transplant center in the Pacific Northwest currently performing adult-to-adult LDLT.

Kidney Transplant Team: Meet the kidney transplant team of UW Medicine.

Liver Transplant Team: UW Medicine’s Liver Transplant Program provides comprehensive care for patients with liver disease and liver failure, including those who will require organ transplantation.