Our unmatched experience in kidney transplants in Arkansas dates back to 1964 when the state’s first kidney transplant was performed at UAMS.
Today we offer enhanced and comprehensive care as part of our Multi-Organ Transplant Program. Our team of caring and compassionate staff members includes transplant surgeons, nephrologists (kidney doctors), specially-trained nurse coordinators, pharmacists, dieticians, financial coordinators and social workers. We work closely together and with other specialists to care for our patients before, during and after transplant surgery.
We provide the best in patient education to help patients and their families in various stages of kidney failure to prepare for surgery and understand immunosuppressant medications (drugs to inhibit immune system activity) and post-transplant lifestyle issues.
Thanks to coordination and support from the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency and according to the most current statistics, UAMS’ waiting times for kidney transplantation are among the shortest in the nation.
Our team also undertakes some of the most complex transplant cases, including many older patients.
Appointments with the Kidney Transplant Clinic are by referral only. Please contact your primary kidney doctor to obtain a referral.
If you prefer to call and request an appointment you can do so by calling 501-686-6644or 1-800-552-8026.
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information
Please call your transplant nurse coordinator, or you can request prescription refills during your appointment. You may also request medication refills via MyChart if you are already a patient at UAMS.