The Transplant Center at University of Colorado Hospital

The Transplant Center at University of Colorado Hospital has been a leader in the field of transplantation since our team performed the first-ever liver transplant in 1963. Our program has grown into the largest and most comprehensive transplant center in Colorado – the only one performing heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants – as well as much of the Rocky Mountain region and in several surrounding states.

As the leading academic medical center, not only do we provide superior patient care, but we also offer the benefit of access to clinical trials and the latest research protocols. Our expert team works tirelessly; providing quality, compassionate care that truly transforms lives.

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Our History

Some of our notable achievements are:

  • First-ever liver transplant in the world (1963)
  • First successful double lung transplant on a cystic fibrosis patient in Colorado
  • Colorado’s first solitary pancreas transplant to eliminate diabetes in a patient
  • First in utero stem cell transplant to save a fetus with a rare blood disorder
  • Opened one of the first liver cell banks in the country to further research into new liver transplant procedures
  • First living-related liver transplant in Colorado
  • First living-related liver transplant on an adult with fulminant liver failure
  • Region’s first liver transplant from a non-related donor
  • One of the first in the nation to perform living-donor transplant surgery
  • Colorado’s first double-lung and liver transplant

Our Location

University of Colorado Hospital – Transplant Center
1635 Aurora Court, 7th floor
Aurora, CO 80045

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