UF Health Kidney Transplant – Shands Hospital

In the outpatient renal transplant clinics we manage immunosuppression; post-transplant hypertension and electrolyte derangements, and other complications of renal transplantation such as post-hospital acute and chronic rejection treatment; CMV and BK virus infections; malignancies (in conjunction with the oncologist); and leukopenia, anemia and polycythemia. We also provide continuity of post-transplant care for established kidney transplant recipients in cooperation with their local nephrologists.


UF Health Kidney Transplant

The UF Health Kidney Transplant Program has more than five decades of experience in performing kidney transplants. UF Health performed the first kidney transplant in the state of Florida in 1966 and the first simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in 1995. Today, UF Health performs solitary kidney and combined kidney and pancreas, liver, heart, or lung transplants. The dedicated transplant nephrologists from the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Renal Transplantation are integral members of the transplant team. They provide expert evaluation of waitlist candidates and living donors, management of early and late post-transplant patients, education of future nephrologists, and scholarly contributions through outcomes research in the field or kidney transplantation.

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Kidney Transplant Program

At the UF Health Shands Transplant Center, we take pride in our vast experience and expertise, successful outcomes, and our ability to remain on the leading edge of research.