Transplant Programs

Through transplantation, our goal is to provide you the highest-quality care and to restore you to a full and productive life. The transplantation teams will follow you from the initial evaluation through the life of the organ, and we have a detailed protocol to communicate your progress and results to your referring physicians.

We are also a Medicare-approved transplant center for heart, liver, lung, and kidney transplantation. 

Transplant Procedures

Our physicians performed the first successful kidney transplant in North Texas in 1964. That kidney is still functioning today. Since then, we have performed more than 1,300 lifesaving transplants, including:

We have performed more than 500 lung transplants – making UT Southwestern one of fewer than 25 medical centers in the country to achieve that mark. Our heart transplant program was among the first in the nation to be approved for left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy.