Center for Transplantation

Nationally recognized leaders provide expert care

The Center for Transplantation at The University of Kansas Hospital is the region's largest, most successful transplant program with the region's shortest organ waiting list times.

Our facility, located on the hospital’s first floor, is a one-stop clinic for liver, kidney and pancreas transplant candidates and patients. The Center for Transplantation brings a multidisciplinary team of nearly 90 employees to one 25,000-square-foot location with 36 exam rooms, offices, inviting waiting areas for patients and families, a dedicated lab and patient information resource center.

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The University of Kansas Hospital is on the cusp of being ranked as one of the top ten transplant programs in the country. The addition of more surgeons, like Timothy Schmitt, MD, featured in this video, will help the program reach record numbers of liver transplants.

Kidney transplant program

  • Median waitlist months (01/01/2005 - 06/30/2010)*
    18.5 – The University of Kansas Hospital
    25.6 – Regional  
    49.0 – U.S.
  • Patient survival 1-year outcomes – (01/01/2008-06/30/2010)*
    97.1% – The University of Kansas Hospital 
    96.8% – U.S.

Liver transplant program

  • Median waitlist months (01/01/2005 - 06/30/2010)*
    3.9 – The University of Kansas Hospital
    7.0 – Regional
    11.1 – U.S.
  • Patient survival 1-year outcomes - (01/01/2008 and 06/30/2010)*
    93.4% – The University of Kansas Hospital
    89.0% – U.S.

Pancreas transplant program

  • Median waitlist months (01/01/2005 - 06/30/2010)*
    7.6 – The University of Kansas Hospital
    6.7 – Regional
    20.5 – U.S.
  • Patient survival 1-year outcomes – (01/01/2008 - 06/30/2010)*
    100% – The University of Kansas Hospital 
    96.4% – U.S.

*Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients 

Blood and marrow transplant

Our nationally recognized program offers a full spectrum of innovative patient-centered treatment options that allow our patients and families to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Transplant patients receive a lifetime of care

From first referral through your transplant and for the rest of your life, your transplant team provides comprehensive, compassionate, cutting-edge care.

The transplant experience

Watch a video featuring Amy Honeycutt, a transplant patient, talk about her experience at The University of Kansas Hospital.

Physician Spotlight


Brennen Bittel, DO

Clinical Focus
General Neurology

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