The Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at Primary Children's Hospital is a collaborative effort with the University of Utah Kidney Transplant Program. Collaboration with the University of Utah remains strong and affords us the ability to maintain consistency in the team membership.
We provide specialized pediatric inpatient care along with substantial outpatient resources and supportive services important to transplantation medicine. Patients continue to be followed by the multidisciplinary pediatric transplant team at regular intervals until transitioned to adult transplant care. Our program provides transplantation for 13-15 transplants per year.
What Sets us Apart?
- Our program does not utilize maintenance steroids as part of the immunosuppressive regimen. Approach has resulted in nearly universal and immediate “catch up growth” in pediatric renal transplant recipients with remaining growth potential.
- Our program's unique school re-entry program that involves the same full multidisciplinary team which follows the patient pre, transplant and post-transplant.
- Development of a formal transition program for older children and adolescent renal transplant recipients designed to move them into adult oriented care. This is important because of the very high risk of allograft loss within the first few years of transfer to adult care.
The Kidney Transplant Clinic is a Primary Children's Hospital sponsored clinic and is staffed with physicians from the University of Utah, School of Medicine.