The University of Kentucky has a rich tradition in the study of organ failure and has provided solid organ transplantation services to the Commonwealth and the Appalachian region since 1964.
The Center for Transplantation and Organ Failure (CTOF) specializes in care for patients with advanced and end-stage organ disease. Currently, the program performs more than 250 procedures each year including cadaveric kidney, pediatric kidney, combined kidney-pancreas, liver, heart, pediatric lung, adult lung, combined heart-lung, and combined heart-kidney transplantation.
The CTOF living kidney donor transplant program provides an alternative to traditional cadaveric transplants for patients with end-stage renal disease, and the Center participates in the Paired Kidney Exchange Program through UNOS. The abdominal transplant program also provides surgical expertise in complex hepato-biliary procedures in conjunction with the NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center.
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• Provide integrated clinical care for patients with progressive organ failure in the context of solid organ transplantation.
• Engage in translational scientific and public-policy research relevant to organ donation, organ transplant, organ failure and disease prevention.
• Develop a regional referral and public health model to manage diverse populations with advanced organ-specific disease.
In collaboration with the Gill Heart Institute, the UK Transplant Center provides advanced technologies in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) to patients with end-stage heart and lung disease. UK is a designated Center of Excellence for extracorporeal life support (ECMO) and there is an active research program in artificial lung technologies for patients with acute and chronic respiratory failure. The university has active total artificial heart and left ventricular assist (LVAD) programs for patients with advanced heart failure.
If you are a health care provider and would like to refer a patient to the UK Transplant Center, please call one of the numbers below or refer a patient using the fax referral forms.
Kidney and pancreas referralsToll-free: 866-474-6544Local: 859-323-6544
Liver referralsToll-free: 888-808-3212Local: 859-323-8500
Heart and lung referralsToll-free: 800-456-5287Local: 859-323-4620
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The UK Transplant Center offers three locations to better serve our patients. These clinics allow patients to receive as much care close to home as possible.
This is a clinic of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Read more »
UK Transplant Center UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital 4th floor, Room C403800 Rose Street Lexington KY 40536-0293 Directions »
UK Transplant & Specialty ClinicMedical Plaza East 3 Audubon Plaza Drive, Suite 150 Louisville KY 40217 Directions »
UK Northern Kentucky Transplant Clinic425 Centre View Blvd. Crestview Hills KY 41017 Directions »* Kidney and Liver only
The Transplant Center is focused on quality care for our patients. To review our transplant outcomes, volumes or other
specific information visit the Scientific Registry of Transplant Patients.
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