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Welcome to the SSM Health Transplant Center at Saint Louis University Hospital

Here at our Center, we provide a full range of medical and surgical services for patients with end-stage renal disease and liver disease. Whether you are a new dialysis patient in need of access care or a person with declining liver or kidney function, our multi-disciplinary team is here to support you. With a long standing history of medical excellence, we strive to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art care for patients with organ failure.

Learn more about our Abdominal Transplantation services:

Why SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital?

  • Ongoing communication with referring physicians through all phases of care
  • Kidney transplant outcomes exceed national averages
  • Dedicated transplant team manages patient care at all stages from pre-transplant evaluation to post-transplant surgical care
  • Multidisciplinary team practices in a recently renovated clinic
  • Coordinated visits with healthcare team minimizes patient trips to the hospital
  • Designated Intensive Care Unit for transplant surgical management
  • Hospital’s size and configuration offer easy access to transplant team
  • Assistance with housing and transportation for out-of-town patients and families


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Prescription Opioid Use May Predict Readmission after Kidney Donation Surgery


In the United States, nearly 6,000 living kidney donations occur every year to help improve the health of people suffering from end-stage kidney failure. As the practice of living donation…

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A New Smartphone App Helps Patients Share Their Need for a Living Organ Donor


ST. LOUIS – Currently more than 100,000 people with kidney failure are awaiting transplantation in the US. Despite this profound need, only 12,000 deceased donor kidney transplants (DDKT) are performed…

From left-to-right, NKF SCM16 Transplant Course faculty: Matthew Weir, MD; Dorry Segev, MD, PhD; Amy Waterman, PhD; Krista Lentine, MD, PhD

Experts in Transplantation Share Insights at the NKF Spring Clinical Meeting


Photo caption: From left-to-right, National Kidney Foundation SCM16 Transplant Course faculty: Matthew Weir, MD, Dorry Segev, MD, PhD, Amy Waterman, PhD, Krista Lentine, MD, PhD   ST. LOUIS – Every spring,…


Donate Life Interview with St. Louis Public Radio


April 21, 2016, ST. LOUIS – To help raise organ transplant awareness during “Donate Life” month in April, two experts from SSM Health SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital’s Center for…