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Transplant Program


Strength in numbers

600 total heart transplants performed at the area's only heart transplant program


Meet Our New Kidney Transplant Director

Saint Luke's Hospital welcomes Mario Rubin, M.D., our new chief of nephrology and kidney medical director.


Innovative techniques for kidney transplant patients

Saint Luke's performed the region's first laparoscopic and transvaginal laparoscopic living donor kidney transplants. These innovative techniques mean faster recoveries for patients.

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Saint Luke's offers three transplant programs: kidney, heart, and liver. The kidney transplant program is the oldest, most experienced program in the region. And as the only heart transplant program in the Midwest, over 600 patients have received the gift of life, making it one of the busiest program in the nation. Our newest program, liver transplant, is run by a nationally renowned group of physicians. 

Saint Luke's:

  • Performed the first kidney transplant in the Kansas City area
  • Ranks among the top 10 centers nationwide for adult heart transplants
  • Has one of the shortest wait times for donor hearts in the country
  • Has one of the shortest wait times for kidney transplants
  • Is the most experienced center in the Midwest for combined heart/kidney transplants