Why Choose UW Health for Kidney Transplant?

Nationally recognized leader
UW Health Transplant is one of the most active and successful kidney transplant programs in the country and has gained national and international recognition for leadership in transplant surgery and care of transplant patients. Since the program began in 1966, there have been more than 9,000 kidneys transplanted by UW Health Transplant.
Innovation, research and leading-edge technology
UW Health Transplant is part of an academic medical center with research and teaching as part of its mission. This environment allows for leading-edge medication protocols, technology, organ recovery techniques, surgical techniques and post-transplant care.  

Excellent patient success


UW Health Transplant consistently leads the nation in patient outcomes, despite taking patients whose conditions are so complex that other centers may not consider them for transplant.


World class, customized patient care


UW Health Transplant provides quality, compassionate care that is tailored to each patient. Patients receive support throughout the entire process of transplantation including the decision-making process, evaluation, waiting period, surgery and hospitalization, and follow-up care after surgery. Patients are educated thoroughly on how to care for themselves after a transplant to ensure the return to quality of life. Patient satisfaction surveys result show that UW Health Transplant patients rate their level of satisfaction consistently high.


Knowledge and expertise


UW Health Transplant is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for patients and creating the future of transplantation. Our multidisciplinary team of highly experienced health care providers work together to provide patients with the best outcome possible. The team approach allows us to provide our patients with customized, comprehensive care and ensures the continuity of care. Our surgical team has more than 60 years of combined experience performing kidney transplants. This has allowed for a steady growth and stability of our program.


Wait time to transplant


While the patient's wait time for a kidney transplant can vary greatly, UW Health Transplant's average wait time is typically much less than the national and regional average.


Check the statistics


See how our average transplant rate, wait times to transplant and success rates compare to those in the region and the nation. Review our data here