Kidney Transplant Program

Surgeons performing OHSU's 1,000th Kidney Transplant in 1986

The OHSU kidney transplant program began in 1959 and to date has served more than 5000 patients.

For over 45 years, OHSU has been an active contributor to new transplant technologies in areas such as surgical techniques, organ retrieval and preservation, donor and recipient matching, recipient preparation, chronic immunosuppression regimens and prevention and treatment of complications.

Our experience is one of our greatest strengths. The physicians that care for kidney transplant patients at OHSU have extensive experience in nephrology and urology, the specialties most involved with diseases of the kidney. They are highly adept at providing health care for all types of kidney disease.

We take a multidisciplinary approach to care for you, which includes an expert team that includes nephrologists, urologists, surgeons, nurse coordinators, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, financial coordinators and patient service representatives. 

Read about the revised kidney allocation system.

Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program Brochure

 

View the video presentations from the Celebrating 60 Years of Kidney Transplantation at OHSU.

 

Group photo of kidney transplant recipient at an Annual Picnic
Kidney Transplant Recipients