Transplant programs

Transplant programs

Living donation

The Hume-Lee Transplant Center also offers living donation for the liver and kidney.


The physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Hume-Lee Transplant Center have been pioneers in both the treatment of liver diseases and liver transplantation. Our center performs 50 to 60 liver transplants each year, including whole, segmental and living donor liver transplants. More than 1,100 patients have received liver transplants at the VCU Medical Center since 1988.


Since its inception in 1962, close to 3,000 kidney transplants have been performed at our center, with patient and kidney survival rates that outperform national averages. We perform more than 100 kidney transplants annually, based on organ availability.


Our center began offering simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplants in 1993 and pancreas-after-kidney transplant for Type I diabetics with end-stage renal disease in 2002. To date, more than 100 patients have received pancreas transplants at our center, with patient and graft survival rates that exceed national averages.


In 2008, we began an islet cell transplant program, an emerging procedure that has become a viable treatment option for Type I diabetics. We also offer liver cell transplantation that may serve as a bridge to solid organ liver transplant or as a solitary procedure to improve liver function.

Vascular access

Ours was the first vascular access program established in Virginia to address the quality of care for dialysis patients’ vascular access needs. Our multidisciplinary center concept brings together nephrologists, surgeons and vascular radiologists to provide complete dialysis access patient care in the most efficient, economical and high-quality manner.