Transplant Surgery Service
Our mission is to promote translational research: research that results in improved outcomes for patients. From the laboratory bench to the patient’s bedside, we are committed to scientific advancements and healthier lives.
UVa’s Transplant program began in 1967. Since then, we have completed over 1,500 kidney transplants, 1,000 liver transplants, and our lung transplant program achieved the best one-year patient survival rate in the nation in 2007.
We study and utilize the newest techniques of transplant surgery including laparoscopic organ retrieval, living donation, advances in organ preservation, islet isolation, induced pluripotent stem cells, and 3D printing technology that could be used to create an artificial organ. UVa Transplant includes board certified transplant surgeons with training representing the entire spectrum of surgical experience. All faculty members have full-time appointments to the University of Virginia with adjunct teaching appointments to the Salem Veterans Administration Hospital in Salem, Virginia. All members of the Division actively engage in the academic mission of the Department of Surgery - clinical excellence, teaching and research.
Visit the Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center webpage for more information about our clinical services.