Academic Medicine

Advanced care for complex conditions

The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's leading academic medical center. We manage the most complex medical and surgical cases, and we provide leading-edge options and the most advanced expertise.

Our specialists provide innovative treatments for patients with complex conditions, such as liver failure, heart valve disorders and leukemia or lymphoma. Without this level of care, some of these patients would have no other options available in this region.

  • Adult split-liver transplant – Complex surgeries are common here. Our surgeons saved two lives with one liver when they performed the area’s first split-liver transplant. People from around the region and the country turn to us to meet even the most rare surgical needs.
  • Heart valves – We offer more options and more hope for heart patients. Our hospital provides as many innovative heart valve options as any facility in the nation. These include advanced alternatives like minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR.
  • Blood and marrow transplants – Expertise is found here. Our blood and marrow transplant program is finding more lifesaving matches for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases. One way is through haploidentical transplants.

Transforming the future of academic medicine

The University of Kansas Hospital occupies a unique position in the region’s healthcare community, caring for patients that other hospitals do not have the resources or expertise to treat.

As more and more patients turn to our hospital for this advanced, lifesaving care, our hospital must grow to meet this increasing demand. Because the hospital does not receive state or local funding, donor support is vitally important.

Your support will help transform the future of academic medicine today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Learn more.

A video with Joan Allen

In this video, respected actor and hospital spokesperson Joan Allen explains how your gift to The University of Kansas Hospital will help transform the future of academic medicine right here in the heartland, ensuring leading-edge care for generations. She is passionate for the cause as she supports the unique value and promise academic medicine brings to healthcare.

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