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About Clinical Transplant Services

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On October 9, 1959, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) made history by performing the world's 18th successful kidney transplant.


Since its inception, the OHSU Transplant Program has expanded to include kidneys, heart, liver, and pancreas. The team transplants more than 200 organs a year. Over the years, thousands of people with life-limiting disease have been saved thanks to organ transplantation at OHSU. And along the way, the transplant team has actively contributed to new transplant technologies, including: surgical techniques, organ retrieval and preservation, donor and recipient matching, recipient preparation, chronic immunosuppression regimens, and prevention and treatment of complications.

Our multi-disciplinary approach provides you with the best outcomes and highest level of care. You will have an entire team of transplant experts working on your behalf to guide you through the complexities of transplantation. 

Our Team

Our transplant providers are a group of OHSU board-certified and fellowship-trained providers. Our transplant nurse coordinators, pharmacists, dietitians, social workers and financial counselors are all licensed and experts in their field. We personalize your care according to your needs and are dedicated to the success of your transplant and your experience.

Transplant Coordinators

OHSU transplant coordinators provide compassionate, evidence-based, exemplary care to patients, families and caregivers. They practice as part of our multidisciplinary team and embrace the core values that serve as a foundation for the delivery of quality patient care. A transplant coordinator advocates for patient safety, health and well-being.

Transplant coordinators partner with you to implement a care plan aimed at successful outcomes. Our transplant coordinators participate actively in your care, providing health assessments and health education from pre-transplant through post-transplant care.

Transplant Social Workers

Our transplant social workers are invaluable members of your transplant team. They perform services as a member of a multidisciplinary team that includes kidney, pancreas, liver and heart transplant candidates. They help in all phases of transplantation, including adjustment to illness, injury or disability, hospitalization or other treatment and readjustment to the community after leaving the hospital.