Leaders in Transplant Care

Trust the transplant experts at University Health in San Antonio to provide complete, personalized care and support for you and your family.

Contact us

Please call the Transplant Institute at 210-567-5777 for more information.

Dedicated to Organ Transplantation

Making sure you have a better quality of life has been the goal of our transplant program for more than 40 years. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, our deep expertise, devotion to patient-centered care and dedication to research makes us a leader in kidney, liver and lung transplants. We perform transplants for children and adults.

Choose Transplant Care Experts 

Take advantage of the most comprehensive kidney, liver and lung organ transplant care and treatment in San Antonio. The expert, multidisciplinary transplant team at University Health is nationally recognized as leaders in the field. Doctors and specialists routinely refer patients to our program because of our attentive care and the successful outcomes we can help you achieve.

Transplant Successes

See why doctors routinely recommended our program to their patients:

  • Top kidney transplant patient outcomes and survival rates in South Texas
  • Best in Texas liver transplant success and survival rates
  • Only living-donor liver transplantation program in South and Central Texas
  • Living donor Champion for Life program recognized by Donate Life America
  • No. 1 performing liver transplant program in the United States, according to Interlink 

Center of Excellence

University Health is a designated Center of Excellence by Optum Health, Aetna, LifeTrac and the BlueCross BlueShield Association. These programs are specifically recognized:

Advanced Kidney, Liver and Lung Transplants

If you have organ failure or a life-threatening condition and need a transplant, feel confident you’ll find the surgical expertise you need at University Health Transplant Institute. Benefit from respected, experienced transplant surgeons who perform transplants of the:

Living Kidney Donors and Paired Exchanges

Expect expanded kidney transplant offerings that include deceased donor, living donor and living-donor paired exchanges. Compatible, paired kidney exchanges (also known as kidney swaps) you can get at our Institute may increase the life of your kidney transplant.

Faster Living-Donor Liver Transplants

We are the only program in South and Central Texas to offer living-donor liver transplantation. Rely on our efficient approach to living-liver donation to help you get a transplant quicker.

Lung Transplants

Get a single- or double-lung transplant using the latest surgical innovations. You’ll get the best possible care from skilled lung transplant surgeons with decades of experience.

Patient- and Family-Focused Support Services

Navigate your transplant journey with support services, including:

  • Bilingual staff and translators to make sure you’re informed and understood
  • Continuity of care with your referring doctor
  • Financial counselors to help you understand your costs for a transplant and interpret your insurance benefits
  • Outstanding patient care before, during and after transplantation from a skilled and specialized care team
  • Hospital at Home allows some of our transplant patients to receive high-quality, hospital-level care in their homes. Patients previously managed only during an inpatient hospital stay now have the option to be cared for in the comfort and convenience of their home. You will get in-person and virtual visits from University Health professionals to support your care and recovery.
  • Pre- and post-transplant patient education, resources and downloads
  • Recognition for quality and excellent patient care from prestigious organizations and top insurance carriers

Transplant Locations

Look forward to receiving care in a private, comfortable environment. Find transplant services at:

Robust Transplant Research

Consider joining a research study to help improve future transplant patient care. Applying research advances in organ transplant techniques and treatments allows us to treat complex medical conditions and seriously ill patients with excellent success.

Support Organ Donation and Transplantation

Learn about how to become an organ donor and give the gift of life. A lot of people need your help.

Support transplant patients at University Health Transplant Institute by donating to one of our transplant funds through the University Health Foundation.

About University Transplant Center
  1. University Hospital
    4502 Medical Drive
    San Antonio,TX 78229
  2. Transplant - Austin Clinic
    7940 Shoal Creek Blvd.
    Suite 205
    Austin,TX 78757
  3. Transplant - Corpus Christi Clinic
    5022 Holly Road
    Suite 106
    Corpus Christi,TX 78411
  1. Grace Snyder, MD
  2. Gregory Abrahamian, MD
    Gregory Abrahamian, MD
    General Surgery Transplant
  3. Jose Almeda, MD
    Jose Almeda, MD
    General Surgery Transplant

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Transplant "Firsts" at University Health
1987 – First heart and double-lung transplant in South Texas
1988 – First lung transplant in North America to treat emphysema
1989 – First lung transplant in the world to treat pulmonary hypertension
1995 – First kidney-pancreas transplant at a civilian hospital
1997 – First civilian split-liver transplant in South Texas
1999 – First laparoscopic kidney donor surgery in San Antonio and first adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplant in South Texas
2003 – First University Health outreach clinics open in Corpus Christi, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley
2008 – First paired donation at University Health Transplant Center
2009 – First living-donor chain at University Health Transplant Center