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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

When it comes to your choice for care in receiving a kidney or pancreas transplant, the University of Iowa Organ Transplant Center offers many benefits for adult and pediatric patients. In addition to our longstanding record of excellent patient outcomes and our commitment to your health, the University of Iowa kidney and pancreas transplant services offer:

  • A multidisciplinary transplant team
  • Coordinated care and communication with your referring physicians
  • Streamlined evaluation requiring only one visit to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Quick decision for transplant readiness and shorter wait times for organ
  • Lifelong post-transplant monitoring and care

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Patient Outcomes

  UI Health Care National
1 year post-transplant graft (organ) survival 100% 96.76%
1 year post-transplant patient survival 100% 98.01%

Kidney Transplant Patient Outcomes

  UI Health Care National
1 year post-transplant graft (organ) survival 97.00% 95.89%
1 year post-transplant patient survival 97.06% 97.68%

Source: Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients for Jan. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019

Care Team

Every member of our multidisciplinary team specializes in transplant care. Each one brings years of expertise to your transplant case.

Nurse Coordinators

  • Janet Albarran, RN, MSN, CCTC
  • Mallory Cunningham, RN, BSN
  • Andrea Koehler, RN, BSN
  • Rachel Goetzinger, RN, BSN
  • Leslie McCloy, RN, MNHP
  • Kara Merritts, RN, BSN
  • Ciara Robinson, RN, BSN
  • Brynn Timm, RN, BSN

Social Workers

  • Paige Anderson, LMSW
  • Brittni Engrav, LMSW
  • Erica Morris, LMSW

Financial Coordinators

  • Taylor Casey
  • Israel A. Cuevas
  • Becky Hix