Elizabeth Thomas, DOGeneral Surgery Transplant
Eugenia Tsai, MDGastroenterology Hepatology Transplant
Jose Almeda, MDGeneral Surgery Transplant
Choose high-quality care from experienced, recognized professionals when selecting a transplant center. Explore our robust kidney, liver and lung services, and discover the advantages of getting your transplant care at University Health Transplant Institute.
Achieving Better Transplant Care
Expect outstanding transplant care from University Health because we continue to build on transplant program history and achievements to improve patient outcomes. We offer:
- Top kidney transplant patient outcomes and survival rates in South Texas
- Best-in-Texas liver transplant success and survival rates, which also exceed national standards
- No. 1 ranked lung transplant program in the United States, with a 100% one-year survival rate, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
Magnet Health Care Organization
You’ll get the best nursing care available from our Magnet®-recognized health care system. Magnet nurses at University Health are skilled professionals who provide high-quality care, save lives and improve patient outcomes. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the gold standard in measuring nursing excellence.
Accredited Cancer Care
If you have cancer and your best treatment option is an organ transplant, feel confident you’ll have access to expert cancer and transplant doctors and surgeons and improved outcomes.
Count on a wide range of superior cancer services at University Health because the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredits our programs. That means we can diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support patients with cancer and their families. CoC accreditation is the hallmark of our program’s commitment to patient-centered cancer care.
Intensive Care Excellence
Rely on University Hospital’s Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses for excellent care after your transplant surgery because they exceed national patient outcome standards. Our ICU nurses received a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for using best practices for patient care and providing improved outcomes.
Joint Commission-Certified Palliative Care
If you need palliative care during your transplant journey, rest assured you’ll get safe, exceptional patient and family-centered care to enhance your quality of life. We are one of only six health systems in Texas to achieve the Advanced Palliative Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the national accrediting body for hospitals.
Centers of Excellence
Recognition as a Center of Excellence (COE) requires expertise, following a comprehensive evaluation process, value and a track record of excellence in treating complex medical conditions. University Health’s kidney, liver and lung transplant programs are COE for several major health plans and organizations, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Bridges to Excellence, Children’s Hospital Association, Cigna Life Source, OptumHealth, Superior Health Plan Insurance and LifeTrac.