Organ Transplant Services 

The Center for Abdominal Transplantation at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital offers comprehensive services for liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. Building on extensive experience and a long history of nationally-recognized care in transplant nephrology and hepatology, we are prepared to manage all aspects of the transplant process. We are committed to promoting a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach to the care of the patient with end-stage organ failure.


Our team of professionals is made up of SLUCare physicians, specially-trained nurses, physician assistants, social workers, dietitians, financial coordinators, a dedicated transplant Intensive Care Unit and various administrative personnel.

We are committed to delivering the highest quality care possible, and our outcomes reflect our combined focus on clinical excellence and research. With direct access to our medical team 24/7, patients referred to our Center can expect a smooth process from referral to post-surgery follow-up.


Through small, informal educational sessions, transplant candidates meet team members, talk with transplant recipients, and learn more about kidney transplantation. Our program provides comprehensive support for patients and their families throughout the process – from undergoing a transplant to maintaining a healthy organ.


The Center’s multidisciplinary clinic is conveniently located on the campus of Saint Louis University Hospital. This clinic allows for coordinated visits with our healthcare teams for Kidney Disorders, Liver & Digestive Diseases, Transplantation and Dialysis Access.


The Center offers living kidney donors a surgical option that makes the donation process less painful and results in a quicker recovery and faster healing. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is a minimally-invasive surgical technique that makes donating a kidney easier than ever before – especially when combined with the expertise of the SLUCare transplant team.

If you are starting hemodialysis treatments in the next several months or currently need easier and more efficient removal and replacement of your blood with fewer complications, let our vascular access and hepatobiliary team help you.


If you are interested in an evaluation for kidney transplant, we encourage you to download and complete the Kidney Transplant Referral Packet and fax it to 314-268-5132 to expedite the process. All patients interested in kidney transplant evaluation will be reviewed by the transplant team.