Kidney and Liver Transplant Programs at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s
At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL), our UNOS-approved program offers expert liver and kidney transplant treatment for a wide range of conditions. Our team of board-certified physicians, world-class facilities and extensive experience with liver and kidney transplants make us one of Colorado’s leading medical centers for transplant care.
P/SL is ranked in the Top 53 hospitals in the nation for best organ transplant outcomes.
Becker's Hospital Review, using data collected from other organizations including the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), assessed U.S. hospitals on outcomes of centers that perform liver, heart, lung, kidney and kidney-pancreas transplants. P/SL's Kidney Transplant Program is one of only 53 centers in the U.S., and the only one in Colorado, to receive a 5/5 score in 2017.
We provide comprehensive treatment and support for transplant patients, from initial diagnosis through surgery and recovery. We work with an expansive network of hospitals to receive organ donations and offer patients the best opportunity for a successful transplant. We’re a leading transplant center centrally located in Denver with a high volume of transplant surgeries and a proven record of success.
Our Transplant Team
Mark Jones, MD, Living Donor Surgeon; Bradley Marder, MD, Transplant Nephrologist; Clark Kulig, MD, Transplant Hepatologist; Vidya Bhandaram, MD, Transplant Nephrologist; Tom Heffron, MD, Transplant Surgeon; Bahri Bilir, MD, Gastroenterologist; Massimo “Max” Asolati, MD, Transplant Surgeon; Dominic “Nick” Yee, MD, Interventional Radiologist; Walter “Ben” Vernon, MD, Transplant Surgeon
Celebrating Our Transplant Donors and Recipients
Kidney Transplant Program
Established in 1985, the Kidney Transplant Center at P/SL is a leading center for kidney transplant care. Our team of highly experienced physicians has performed more than 1,600 kidney transplant surgeries since 1985, with a multi-disciplinary approach that provides each patient with individualized treatment and care.
A kidney transplant is not just a surgical procedure; it's a life-changing experience that can influence a patient’s mental, physical and emotional well-being. We work to help each patient understand their treatment options and we complement our medical and surgical expertise with compassionate, family-centered care that continues from evaluation and surgery to post-transplant care.
Liver Transplant Program
The Liver Transplant Center at P/SL is dedicated to delivering personalized, compassionate care to our patients. Our team of board-certified physicians includes surgeons, hepatologists and transplant specialists who have performed more than 1,100 liver transplant surgeries. Our liver transplant outcomes have documented success, surpassing national benchmarks.
We’re also a CMS-certified liver disease and transplant center with highly experienced physicians who are specially trained to treat complex liver disease.
Transplant Program at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
1601 E 19th Avenue, Suite 5050
Denver, CO 80218