The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center is home to one of the largest, most experienced kidney transplant programs in the U.S., and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report for the treatment of kidney disease. Since 1963, Washington University transplant surgeons have performed more than 3,000 kidney transplants at Barnes-Jewish. The team now averages more than 200 kidney transplant surgeries annually, including more than half of all kidney transplants in Missouri.
Each person on the kidney transplant team
is an expert in a specific area of transplantation. Together, they bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to each patient in our program.
TO REFER A PATIENT TO OUR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PROGRAM, CALL 855-981-DOCS (3627).
Our Doctor's Access Line
is easy and convenient to use. Physicians can reach one centralized resource, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The kidney transplant program at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center includes a high-volume multidisciplinary team that treats the full range of kidney and pancreas disease, from newly diagnosed to end-stage patients.
- Seamless continuum of therapeutic care
- Immediate access to coordinators to facilitate initial evaluation
- Routine pre-transplant testing coordinated with clinic evaluation to facilitate expedited evaluation and listing
- Report to referring physician within two weeks of evaluation
- Multiple kidney transplant options to facilitate transplant: cadaver donor, living donation, paired kidney donation
- Multi-organ transplants, including kidney-pancreas, kidney-liver, kidney-heart available
- Two models of care - referring physicians may choose to maintain patient care or transfer to transplant team
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- Shorter time to transplant than other centers
- Transplant outcomes are equal or better than nationally predicted for kidney and pancreas recipients
- Experienced transplant coordinators follow patients pre- and post-surgery for life
- Clinic for living kidney donors before and after donation