UAMS is the home of Arkansas’ only adult kidney and liver transplant center, with transplants beginning in 1964 with the state’s first kidney transplant. UAMS also performed the state’s first liver transplant in 2005. The UAMS Organ Transplant team has performed over 1,800 kidney transplants and over 400 liver transplants.
Through collaboration with Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery, UAMS has achieved wait times among the shortest in the nation for kidney and liver transplantation, as well as patient outcomes that consistently exceed national benchmarks.
Multi-Disciplinary Organ Transplant Team
To ensure the most thorough and collaborative approach to care, UAMS Organ Transplant uses a team of caring and compassionate staff including dedicated transplant surgeons, nephrologists (kidney doctors), hepatologists (liver doctors), nurse practitioners, and specially-trained support staff including nurse coordinators, pharmacists, dieticians, financial coordinators, and social workers.
Our team’s extensive expertise in organ transplantation means that Arkansans and those from the surrounding region can stay close to home and receive the world-class care they need before, during, and after an organ transplant.
We provide the best in patient education so that patients and their families can actively and informatively collaborate with the team in all stages of their care. Patients and families will receive in-person education to learn about transplantation requirements, information about the surgery, transplant-specific medications, and post-transplant lifestyle considerations.