Transplant Surgery

Transplant Surgery

1 South Prospect Street
Rehab, Level 2
Burlington,  Vermont  05401


Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Transplant surgery is evolving at a tremendous rate and The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT, is at the cutting edge of clinical care. The spectacular success of organ transplantation over the last few decades has saved, lengthened, and immeasurably improved thousands of patient lives. The first organ transplant surgery at The UVM Medical Center occurred on March 6th, 1972, with limited options for patients. Today, there are a variety of transplant surgery methods available, reflecting the rapid evolution of the field and the critical role of continuing research.

Receiving an organ transplant is a life-changing experience. Transplant surgery allows you to live longer and enjoy a higher quality of life. It also requires a significant investment, before and after surgery, to prepare for your new organ and manage your health afterward.

Organ Transplants at The UVM Medical Center

At The UVM Medical Center, our transplant team is committed to helping you through every step of the process. Our team includes experienced doctors and nurses, transplant coordinators and social workers who help you handle the effects of transplant surgery on other aspects of your life.

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Our program has comprehensive options and clinical support for patients. We offer:

  • Compassionate Care - Waiting for an organ donor and living with an organ transplant can be emotionally and physically difficult. Our social workers offer support every step of the way. Learn more about transplant surgery and what to expect and lifestyle changes.
  • Personalized Approach - We evaluate every patient to determine if organ transplant is the right option for you. After surgery, we monitor all of our patients closely to make sure you stay healthy-an important part of transplant care. Learn more about life after transplant surgery.
  • Teamwork - Our team includes experienced surgeons who are experts in transplant surgery. They work closely with our nurses, transplant coordinators and social workers who provide support to both our organ recipients and donors.
  • Technology - We use the latest imaging technology and diagnostic tests to make sure our organ recipients and donors are healthy enough for transplant surgery. Find out more about transplant evaluation.

Referrals to The UVM Medical Center Transplant Surgery

Primary care physicians and specialist physicians refer patients to The UVM Medical Center Transplant Surgery. Our team responds to each referral. Start the referral process with a phone call to our office: 802-847-4774.

Transplant Surgery at The University of Vermont Medical Center is staffed by highly-skilled surgeons using the latest technology. Because we are a university hospital, we offer a setting that combines education, training and the latest advancements. This allows our physicians to educate others and conduct vital research, which fuels better care for our patients.
Learn more about our clinical research and academic missions below.

Patient Care

How to refer a patient to Transplant Surgery at The UVM Medical Center:
For information on the Office of Provider Relations, Provider Access Services and Patient Placement Services, visit Patient Referral Resources.


Fellowship and Residency Programs - The UVM Medical Center offers post-medical degree training programs in over 17 service lines. Learn about our General Surgery Residency program designed to provide experience in preoperative, operative and postoperative care for patients in all general surgery areas.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) – Our CME program offers a series of medical courses for health care professionals to learn about new and developing areas of their fields. Visit CME.
Grand Rounds Grand Rounds present current medical topics and developments. They are sponsored by individual departments on a regular basis. Search the schedule for upcoming dates and times.


Research in the Department of Surgery at the UVM Medical Center encompasses a broad spectrum of activities directed toward improving patient care and developing innovative therapies. For research information, visit the Department of Surgery or go to the Office of Clinical Trials Research to receive up-to-date information on the latest clinical trials.