Organ transplant donor services in Denver, Colorado

At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL), our kidney and liver transplant programs offer expert transplant treatment for a wide range of conditions. Our team of board-certified physicians, first-rate facilities and extensive experience with liver and kidney transplants make us one of Colorado’s leading medical centers for transplant care.

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. Our leading transplant center centrally located in Denver is a United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)-approved facility, with a high volume of transplant surgeries and a proven record of success.

Our transplant programs

Kidney transplant program

Our team has performed more than 1,600 kidney transplant surgeries since 1985. Our multidisciplinary approach provides each patient with individualized treatment and care. We ensure we use steroid-free protocols and our program uses robotic-assisted surgeries to ensure our donors and transplant recipients heal faster and experience less pain.

Liver transplant program

Our board-certified physicians include a surgeon, hepatologists and transplant specialists who have performed more than 1,100 adult and pediatric liver transplant surgeries. Our team—who are specially trained to treat complex liver disease—ensures that you receive personalized and compassionate care at our Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-certified liver disease and transplant center.

Our transplant team

Mark Jones, MD, Living Donor Surgeon; Avash Kalra, MD, Transplant Hepatologist; Clark Kulig, MD, Transplant Hepatologist; Vidya Bhandaram, MD, Transplant Nephrologist; Tom Heffron, MD, Transplant Surgeon; Bahri Bilir, MD, Transplant Hepatologist; Massimo "Max" Asolati, MD, Transplant Surgeon; Walter "Ben" Vernon, MD, Transplant Surgeon; Amber Hildreth, DO, Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist