For Referring Physicians - Transplant

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has performed the most liver transplants in Maryland each year for more than 5 consecutive years. In addition to a team of highly skilled surgeons and hepatologists, we also have every tool available to help patients with end-stage liver failure.

When you refer your patients to us, you can be sure that they will they receive excellent clinical care from an experienced transplant center. You also will find a trustworthy partner in patient care.

Why Choose UMMC for Your Patients' Transplants?

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We are a large academic medical center that offers a combination of trusted experience and bold innovation. We also have the patient volume to make advancements possible.

Other highlights of our transplant program include:

  • Highly skilled physicians and surgeons: We perform cutting-edge transplants for complex cases, including those that other centers have turned away. We performed the first single-incision living organ donation for kidney transplant. We offer living donor liver transplant, and we have one of the few MARS (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System) liver dialysis units in the country to support the sickest liver patients. Meet our team.
  • Innovative transplantation expertise: We have innovated transplant treatments, such as transplant for cholangiocarcinoma, single-incision laparoscopic kidney donation and transplantation for patients with polycystic kidney disease. As a university-based program, we offer access to the latest research and clinical advances. 
  • Thorough, disease-based approach to treatment for liver and kidney failure: We offer some of the most advanced treatments available for liver failure, with specialized ICUs and aggressive treatment for liver cancer, alcoholic liver disease and hepatitis C. For kidney failure, our unique access clinics support patients through the spectrum of kidney failure and transplant with options tailored to each patient’s needs. 
  • Specialized ICU: We can accept patients immediately in the Critical Care Resuscitation Unit at UMMC in Baltimore. We have expertise in triage, transfer and management of the sickest patients in the region, within the dedicated R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. 
  • Aggressive tumor treatments: For patients who have cancer that requires transplant, our interventional radiology and oncology teams work to shrink the tumor and permit successful transplant outcomes.
  • World-renowned transplant immunologists: Our research teams are developing novel protocols to reduce risk of graft rejection, minimize and eliminate chronic steroid therapy and preserve and protect kidney function. Learn more about our research and clinical trials.
  • Telemedicine consultation: Patients and referring physicians can talk to our liver transplant team instantly via a HIPAA-compliant website. We can see patients in ICUs around the state or around the country through the e-ICU platform, which allows immediate consults for patients with disease without having to travel. 
  • Simultaneous Bilateral Nephrectomy and Transplant for patients with Polycystic Kidney Disease: