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With the historic milestone of our program’s first organ transplant performed in 1968, UAB launched an inspiring journey of innovation and achievement that today is approaching five decades.

From that first transplant, accomplished through the implementation of the new ECMO program for lung transplant candidates and ABO- and HLA-incompatible kidney transplantation (both landmark advances realized in 2013), UAB has developed a rich tradition in solid organ transplantation. The Comprehensive Transplant Institute, established in 2011, is a product of the culture of excellence that permeates transplantation at UAB, promoting state-of-the-art care and research across all organ systems.

UAB is one of the busiest transplant centers in the nation, performing more than 400 transplants each year across all organ groups. We also have the largest comprehensive program in the Southeast, performing 100 more transplants each year than any other program in the region.

With a team of internationally renowned surgeons, physicians, researchers and numerous support staff, the CTI is well-positioned to continue its history of leadership and achievement. To date, more than 15,000 organ transplants have been performed at UAB, including heart, lung, combined heart/lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas procedures.