Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Department of Surgery

The Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Florida provides surgical care in the complex areas of abdominal organ (kidney, liver and pancreas) transplantation, lung transplantation and heart transplantation.

UF Health transplantation surgeons work closely with a multidisciplinary transplant team, including medicine physicians, nurses, financial coordinators, donor coordinators, administrative support staff, social workers, physical and respiratory therapists and psychologists at the UF Health Shands Transplant Center.


Transplant Surgical Fellowship

The University of Florida Division of Transplantation Surgery offers a two-year ASTS accredited multiorgan transplant fellowship along with training in hepatobiliary surgery that conforms to the International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association guidelines.

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Patient Care

Transplant Center

Since we performed the state of Florida’s first kidney transplant, the UF Health Shands Transplant Center has been an industry leader in transplant medicine, and its staff has provided unparalleled expertise in highly complex, life-saving treatments for patients around the world.

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Kidney Transplant

Our center has over 50 years’ experience performing kidney transplants — completing the first one in the state of Florida in 1966. We were also the first in Florida to perform a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant in 1995

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Liver Transplant

Our center has over 20 years’ experience providing excellent care to patients with complex liver diseases.Our team members from many specialties work together to provide you with the best care possible.

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Pancreas Transplant

The UF Health Shands Pancreas Transplant Team has performed more than 100 transplants in the last nine years. Pancreas transplantation is one option available for people with Type I diabetes mellitus.


Lung Transplant

If you or a loved needs a lung transplant, it’s comforting to know that the caring experts at University of Florida Shands Transplant Center are ready to support you through the journey. Our team has more than 20 years’ experience in advanced lung transplantation techniques.

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Heart Transplant

The team at University of Florida Health Shands Transplant Center has more than 30 years’ experience in advanced heart failure therapies and heart transplantation techniques. We focus on the unique needs of each patient, providing advanced medical treatments with sensitivity and concern.

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Clinical Research Studies

At the UF Academic Health Center and across the state, University of Florida researchers conduct many different types of clinical research studies, including clinical trials. Studies may involve people with specific medical conditions as well as healthy volunteers.

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Contact Us

Administrative Offices

Phone: 352.265.0606
Fax: 352.265.0678

Physician Referrals and Patient Appointments

Phone: 352.265.0535
Fax: 352.627.4173