Medical School

Division of Solid Organ Transplant

Department of Surgery


Welcome to the Division of Solid Organ Transplant

For Patients

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, go to our UMMC Transplant Page.

Check out our Living Donor Liver Transplant program page for information on how physicians are expanding the potential donor list to serve those who are waiting for a liver transplant.

Check out the 50-year story of transplantation surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Division of Organ Transplantation is to provide 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.

Head to the Transplant Fellowship Program page for information about the program and application process.

Latest News

April 9th:

Proving the theory: Study confirms that pancreatic islet cell transplantation can benefit people who have difficult-to-control type 1 diabetes

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Pancreatic islet cell transplantation can prevent episodes of severe hypoglycemia in people who have type 1 diabetes and restore blood sugar awareness and control. That’s the conclusion of a national Phase III clinical trial published April 18 in the online edition of the peer-reviewed journal Diabetes Care.

The University of Minnesota’s Bernhard J. Hering, M.D., executive director of the Schulze Diabetes Institute and a professor of surgery and medicine, was the lead author of the paper.

[NIH News Release]  [UMF Article]

April 5th:

U of M Doctors Suggest Alternative Procedure for Those Waiting for Traditional Liver Transplant

"Dr. Srinath Chinnakotla and his team did the surgery. He says about 16,000 patients nationwide are waiting for a liver transplant. At the University of Minnesota, 220 people are waiting for a transplant. Nationally, he says, 25 percent of people waiting for a liver die waiting. "Liver donation is a very good alternative for patients with liver disease," Chinnakotla said. In order to go through a living donor transplant, Chinnakotla says the recipients liver disease has to be at an early stage."

[KSTP Article]

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Conditions We Treat
  • Intestinal Transplant
  • Islet Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreatectomy and Auto Islet Transplant
  • Pediatric Transplant Program


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