The Transplant Program at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, is one of the oldest and most successful transplant programs in the world.
- For patient resources, clinic and appointment information, see the UMMC Transplant Services.
- Go to our Living Donor Liver Transplant program page to learn how physicians are expanding the potential donor list to serve those who are waiting for a liver transplant.
- See the 50-year story of transplantation surgery at the University of Minnesota.
The Division of Organ Transplantation provides outstanding care and to continue developing new techniques that improve organ transplantation results and to train students, residents, and fellows in this vital surgical field.
Dr. Hering part of "New life for pig-to-human transplants" [Nature]
Eventually, gene editing might even eliminate the need for immunosuppression, says Bernhard Hering, a transplant surgeon at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. His group is using CRISPR to create pig islets that could be transplanted without the need for drugs. Partly because of LCT’s success with encapsulated islets, many are hopeful that islet cells will be the first genetically modified tissue to make it into clinical trials, paving the regulatory pathway for the more-difficult organs. A non-profit organization has built a germ-free facility in which to raise Hering’s pigs.
Srinath Chinnakotla, MD appointed the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program
Dr. Chinnakotla has been named the Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program. He will serve as the primary liver transplant surgeon at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
He will continue to serve as the Executive Medical Director of the Pediatric Abdominal Transplantation program and the leader of the Pediatric Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant (TPIAT) program.
Professor and Chief:
Timothy L. Pruett, M.D.
- Bernard J. Hering, M.D.
- Raja Kandaswamy, M.D.
- Arthur J. Matas, M.D.
- William D. Payne, M.D.
- David E.R. Sutherland, M.D., Ph.D.
John S. Najarian, M.D.
Srinath Chinnakotla, M.D.