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Our Transplant Services

We're Setting Records at University of Colorado Hospital. Patients in need of organ transplants typically inhabit a special kind of limbo. They dearly need things that are in short supply around the world: healthy organs, and effective programs that guide them through the process of getting them safely and securely.

April is National Donate Life Month

UCH Transplant Leadership

Chief of Transplantation – Igal Kam, MD
Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation – Alexander Wiseman, MD
Director of Clinical Research & Development – Laurence Chan, MD, PhD

Medical Director of Liver Transplantation – James Burton, MD
Director of Hepatology – Gregory Everson, MD
Division Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology – Hugo Rosen, MD

Director, Lung Transplant Program – Martin Zamora, MD
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program – Michael Weyant, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program – JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD
Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program – Joseph Cleveland, MD

The value of volume

Physicians and transplant teams become truly expert at the careful, complex process of transplanting organs by treating hundreds of patients over many years.

A very popular program

UCH transplants July 2010 June 2011

In the one-year period starting July 1, 2010, we helped nearly 150 kidney and over 80 liver transplant patients 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 Johns 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.


Donor Alliance

Did You Know?

  • In Colorado and Wyoming, over 2,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant.
  • Nationally, over 107,000 people are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.
  • A single donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation.
  • About 18 people in the U.S. die each day from the lack of available organ and tissue donation.

Find out more


Watch this YouTube video of the 2013 Donor Dash!

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