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Transplant Program

Transplant in 2023

In 2023, for the fourth consecutive year, UT Southwestern performed more transplants than any other North Texas program. It is our privilege to be part of the journey for our patients, helping to restore hope and forever touching the lives of those impacted by the gift of organ donation.

The Gift of a Second Chance

Transplant surgery can be truly life-changing, providing critically ill individuals with a second chance at life. 

As an academic medical center, UT Southwestern has highly trained specialists who work together to treat even the most complicated cases and provide optimal outcomes. The transplantation teams follow patients from initial evaluation through the life of the organ, and we have a detailed protocol to communicate progress and results to referring physicians. 

By the Numbers: Transplants

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Just the Facts | 2020

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UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Transplant Program has an exceptional track record that speaks to a consistent focus on excellence in patient care. Begun more than a half-century ago, our program has gained a reputation for innovations and outcomes that is among the best in the country.

Our Transplant Program Highlights

Transplanting throughout a pandemic

From increased telehealth visits to expanded safety measures, this past year has changed the way we provide care and how our patients receive it, but one thing has not changed: We are here for our patients. This video was shown during our virtual Transplant Reunion, an extremely special event we hold every spring to celebrate the gift of life.

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care

Our team’s multifaceted expertise enables us to deliver the comprehensive, integrated care that helps patients achieve the best possible outcomes. 

The Transplant Program team includes not only skilled surgeons, but also cardiologists, pulmonologists, hepatologists, nephrologists, intensive care physicians, infectious disease physicians, endocrinologists, imaging experts, nurses, transplant coordinators, social workers, psychologists, dietitians, pharmacists, financial coordinators, and other specialists. 

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Patient Stories

Our patients’ success stories are our greatest accomplishment, from multi-organ transplants to living kidney donations.

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