Kidney Transplant


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Using the most advanced techniques and technologies, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s kidney transplant specialists are experts at helping kidney failure patients achieve the miracle of transplantation. The goal of kidney transplantation is to both prolong and improve quality of life.

UT Southwestern’s Kidney Transplant Program offers personalized service that most programs cannot.

Highlights of Our Kidney Transplant Program

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for general nephrology and the treatment of chronic kidney diseases, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2020-21.
  • Our physicians are experts in living donation, enabling us to provide both donors and recipients with personalized attention to detail in their care, resulting in improved care and outcomes.
  • Our experience and expertise results in exceptional patient outcomes – just one of the reasons the program experienced 178% growth from 2017 to 2019.
  • Our patients benefit from a short length of stay – with a median of three days in the hospital after surgery – shorter than the national average.
  • Our program provides innovative treatments, such as personalized approaches to immunosuppression therapy and leading-edge clinical trials.
  • Convenient satellite clinics in Lubbock and Tyler, and expanded use of telemedicine, allows us to deliver transplant care for patients throughout Texas, bringing our expertise closer to your home.
  • We take part in a number of clinical trials aimed at improving patient care and outcomes. Clinical trials give patients access to the most promising new treatments before they are available to the public.


Before Transplant


Kidney Transplant Surgery

Experience a kidney living-donor kidney transplant directly from the OR.


Life After Transplant

Surgeries in Sync

Two simultaneous surgeries with one single goal: to give the kidney recipient a new lease on life. Follow two surgical teams as they perform a living-donor kidney transplant.

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Meet Our Kidney Transplant Team

The UT Southwestern kidney transplant program has grown to become one of the most successful programs in the nation. Our one-year renal graft survival rate exceeds 94 percent, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, a statistic that includes challenging cases that UT Southwestern often accepts.

David Wojciechowski, D.O.

Dr. Wojciechowski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplantation Program.

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Parsia Vagefi, M.D.

Dr. Vagefi is the Chief of the Division of Surgical Transplantation at UT Southwestern and an Associate Professor of Surgery. He leads the team responsible for the explosive growth at UT Southwestern’s kidney transplant program.

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Refer a Patient


Transplant Intake Coordinator: Helen Bankston, RN, B.S.N.


Get an Application

Complete our kidney transplantation application in either English or Spanish.

Donating is Easy

Patients can sign up to be a transplant donor with Donate Life or through their local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

Become a Donor

Related Clinics

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UT Southwestern Advanced Kidney Disease and Transplant Program at Tyler

1100 East Lake Street, Suite 340 Suite 340
Tyler, Texas 75701
903-531-8126 Directions

UT Southwestern University Hospital Kidney Transplant Clinic in Lubbock

at University Medical Center Medical Office Pavilion II
808 Joliet Ave., Suite 120
Lubbock, Texas 79415