Transplant Program

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UW Kidney Transplant Program provides comprehensive and compassionate care for people with end-stage kidney disease. 

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Kidney TRANSPLANT PROVIDERS

Nicolae Leca, MD

Nicolae Leca, MD

Professor

Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

 

Specialties: Kidney Care (Nephrology), kidney and pancreas transplantation, long-term follow-up of kidney transplantation, post-transplant bone disease, and conditions related to transplantation.
Research interests: BK virus and kidney disease and HLA sensitization and antibody-mediated rejection after transplantation.

 

Chris Blosser, MD

Christopher Blosser, M.D.

Clinical Professor
 

Specialties: Glomerular disease, including post-transplant, cardiovascular disease in pre-and post-transplant patients.
Research interests: Understanding the role of complement pathways in vascular disease involving the kidney.

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Iris De Castro, MD

Iris De Castro, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
 

Specialties: Kidney disease in solid organ transplant recipients, Reproductive health in solid organ transplantation.
Research interests: Indications and outcome of multi-organ transplantation.

Yue-Harn Ng, MD

Yue-Harn Ng, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Transplant Fellowship Program
 

Specialties: Healthcare disparity in kidney transplantation
Research interests: Nonadherence in kidney transplantation. Risk assessment for accepting deceased donor organ offers.

UW has the largest kidney transplant program in the Pacific NorthWest

Our highly experienced multidisciplinary team has optimized the steps of evaluation, listing, and transplantation. UW has the highest rate of transplantation in our area. Patients at UW are 42% more likely to receive a kidney transplant than the national average.

Best safety record in the nation

A collaborative approach to comprehensive transplantation care and optimal organ utilization has benefited our patients with exceptional graft survival results. Patients experience a 65% lower likelihood of graft failure compared with the national average.

UW has the only kidney transplant program with both patient and allograft survival at 1 and 3 years after transplantation that are statistically superior to the US national average. UW graft survival is 96.97% at 3 years, versus the national average of 88.96% National studies show that outcomes are significantly better for patients who receive living kidney donations.

Transplant Clinics

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University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)

The University of Washington Kidney Transplant Program offers pre-transplant evaluations and post-transplant care. UWMC also offers a Living Donor evaluation.

Appointments: (206) 598-6700


Harborview Medical Center (HMC)

Harborview Medical Center provides post-transplant care clinics to those who have already received an organ transplant.

Appointments: (206) 744-8998


VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS)

The VA Puget Sound provides post-transplant care clinics to those who have already received an organ transplant.

Appointments: (206) 277-3052