- To provide excellence in care for abdominal transplant and transplant-related general surgery patients
- To train students, residents, and fellows
- To conduct state-of-the-art research in transplant immunology, organ preservation, and immunosuppression to improve the quality of care and life for our patients
Our ongoing goal is to continue developing into a multi-organ transplant program. We plan to expand our transplant service to other university-affiliated hospitals and give patients additional options for care.
Our faculty performs transplant-related surgical services at Parkland Health & Hospital System, the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Children’s Health℠.
The Division of Surgical Transplantation is an exciting and growing division with leading surgeons, clinicians, and professionals working together to improve patient care. The Division provides consultative and follow-up care for patients with all types of kidney and liver disease. In addition, our faculty participates in a full range of academic activities as we strive to be one of the leading institutions for training future transplant surgeons.
- Received the prestigious Medal of Honor for Organ Donation from the Department of Health and Human Services for achieving and sustaining a donation rate of 75 percent or more among eligible donors
- Recognized by the Southwest Transplant Alliance for surpassing the goal of 75 percent of potential donors becoming actual donors
- Performed the first donor-after-cardiac-death liver transplant in D/FW
- Performed the first transplant live on Twitter
- Performed the first robotically assisted kidney removal from a living donor in North Texas
- Participated in the medical center performing a record four transplant surgeries in one day (a heart transplant, a single lung transplant, double lung/kidney transplant, and liver/kidney transplant)
- Our Division Chief being named one of America's Top Surgeons by the Consumer Research Council of America and one of D Magazine's "Best Doctors in Dallas" for seven years in a row: 2008–2014
- Our Division Chief is a member of the Southwest Transplant Alliance Board and the Secretary/Treasurer of the Texas Transplant Society
- Our Division Chief led a UT Southwestern delegation to Oghara, Nigeria, to assist with the first kidney transplant at Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH) in 2014