Vanderbilt Transplant Center is a leading provider of organ transplantation in the Southeast – giving hundreds of people new hope and longer life each year.

As Tennessee’s only full-service transplant center, we offer the most advanced care for end-stage organ failure in children and adults. Our transplant specialists also perform lifesaving dual-organ transplants, including heart-kidney, heart-liver, heart-lung and liver-kidney

Transplant Care: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • High volume of transplants: Vanderbilt is one of the largest, most experienced transplant centers in the Southeast. Our transplant teams have performed more than 8,300 solid organ transplants since 1962.
  • Superior outcomes: We handle a high volume of transplants, with patient outcomes that rank among the best in the country. This means our patients often recover faster, with fewer complications.
  • A team approach: Our transplant specialists combine their expertise to create a personalized care plan that is right for you. These specialists work closely with a team of psychiatrists and psychologists, transplant pharmacists, nurses and social workers to provide you with quality care before, during and after your transplant.
  • A dedicated inpatient unit: At Vanderbilt Transplant Center, we provide you with a private room, equipped with the latest technology and safety measures. This ensures you and your family receive the highest level of quality care and comfort.
  • Innovative research: Our researchers not only apply the latest research in transplant care, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. At Vanderbilt, our researchers launched the PREDICT program. This program uses genetic testing to protect transplant patients from serious side effects caused by a common anti-rejection drug.
  • Access to clinical trials: As the only academic medical center in the region, we offer access to clinical trials investigating new, promising technologies and approaches to transplant care.
  • Caring for veterans: We are one of only a few transplant programs designated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide heart, kidney and liver transplants to our nation’s veterans.
  • Pediatric transplants: We know our smallest patients require a dedicated team of specialists as knowledgeable as they are comforting in their approach to pediatric care. That’s why we provide pediatric heart, kidney and liver transplants through Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
  • Support services: Our transplant center offers a variety of support services, from social workers to transplant pharmacists, to help guide you through the transplant process. We also offer a unique Return-to-Work program to help you resume employment and restore your emotional and financial well-being. View our support services.

Vanderbilt Transplant Programs

Our highly skilled and experienced transplant teams care for people facing the failure of one, or sometimes two, organs. Our adult transplant programs include:

We provide organ transplants for children in need of a healthy heart, liver and kidney through Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Pediatric transplant programs include:

Patient Resources

We offer a mobile app to help patients and families learn more about our transplant programs and living donation. The app provides program phone numbers, a team directory, locations and directions. Download and install our app in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Patient Stories

James George had not one, but two transplants at Vanderbilt. He received a new liver and then about a decade later, a kidney. Now 67, he’s working on his Master’s degree and living a full life again without dialysis. See his story. 


Vanderbilt Transplant Center provides surgical care in Midtown Nashville. We also provide pre- and post-surgery care at community-based locations across Tennessee and northern Alabama. Find a transplant care location near you.

For Referring Physicians

To arrange a consultation or make a referral to Vanderbilt Transplant Center, complete our online referral form or call a member of our transplant team.

Referring physicians can also complete and fax referral forms to our transplant teams. Download our referral forms:

Referring physicians can also access our mobile app – VUMC Transplant. Through the app, referring physicians can transfer patients to Vanderbilt 24/7, speak directly with our on-call physicians, fill out mobile-friendly referral forms and review our outcomes data. Download and install our app in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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