The Division of Transplant is Located at the University of Colorado Denver.
In 1963 the first orthotopic liver transplant was performed at the University of Colorado. Since 1988, under Igal Kam's direction, our world renowned transplant team at University of Colorado Denver has a goal of providing the finest transplant care available. We have a strong foundation for transplantation programs in liver, kidney, kidney/pancreas. Our approach to transplantation is unique and very effective. It involves a multi-disciplinary group of transplant physicians, anesthesiologists, pathologists, transplant nurses/coordinators, financial counselors, and social workers, all of whom specialize in transplantation. This comprehensive program includes thorough screening, thoughtful patient education/counseling, outstanding medical/surgical care, and individualized follow-up. This integrated approach ensures the highest level of care and has been instrumental in helping us achieve one of the finest outcome records in the nation.
In the one-year period starting July 1, 2008, we helped nearly 140 kidney and over 90 liver transplant patient start new, healthier lives.
That's higher than national averages, more than any other program in the region, and on a par with the Cleveland clinic, the Mayo Clinic and John Hopkins.
When it comes to researching transplant programs, patients and their families do their homework. That's one of the reasons they decide to come to University of Colorado Hospital.