Texas Transplant Center

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Allow us to introduce the Texas Transplant Center.

On the strength of an $11 million contribution from The Sealy & Smith Foundation, UTMB established a comprehensive multidisciplinary organ transplant resource called the Texas Transplant Center in 2007. The Center strives to enhance the University’s regional and national reputation in transplantation and provide tertiary care services previously unavailable to our patients and referring physicians.

The Center is an integral part of the university’s Department of Surgery, widely recognized as one of academic medicine’s premier surgery programs. Organ Transplantation at UTMB has a long tradition of excellence; founded almost 50 years ago, it has been a pioneering force in the field since then.

Among our goals, we seek to increase the chances of Texans who need a transplant--especially those in the Houston/Galveston area--of getting an organ transplant. With Galveston in Southwest Transplant Alliance organ procurement organization, a different organization than Houston, patients can double list at UTMB for organ transplantation to increase their chance of transplant.

We're working to broaden the types of transplants conducted at UTMB, and, through our first class research activities, we work to provide innovative treatments from bench to bed-side.

Regardless of the type of procedure, our surgeons and medical subspecialists work very closely to ensure that our transplantation patients receive the most advanced treatments possible. Our Texas Transplant Center care team also works diligently with our patients, their families and you, the referring physician, to provide constant feedback regarding your patient’s health status.  We believe good communication is the key to providing exemplary patient care.

If you think just one of your patients might benefit from our program or if you simply want more information about our center and its capabilities, we are at your service. Our 24/7 phone number is (800) 323-4109.

Each of us at the Texas Transplant Center looks forward to serving you and your patients.

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The Ashbel Smith Building at UTMB, "Old Red"

Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

Physician Colleagues:

If you believe one of your patients might benefit from our program or if you simply want more information about our center and its capabilities, we are at your service. Our 24/7 phone number is (800) 323-4109. 

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