The Transplant Center

Primary Children’s Hospital, a leader in pediatric organ transplantation, offers comprehensive evaluation and care to patients who may need an organ transplant. We focus our efforts on "The Child First and Always" in a family-centered care environment.

The Transplant Program at Primary Children's Hospital is a collaborative effort with the University of Utah Transplant Program. Our transplant teams provide excellent care and facilitate support throughout the entire transplantation process. We provide comprehensive transplant care for heart, kidney, liver (full and split), and bone marrow transplants.

What Sets Us Apart

Multidisciplinary Care

The news that your child needs a transplant can be extremely challenging. Our dedicated teams will provide your child the best pediatric medical care available and help you navigate and understand the complex transplant process. Your team includes medical physicians, pediatric transplant surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, pharmacists, dietitians, and child life specialists. Providing support for the best possible outcome and improved quality of life is at the heart of the work we do.

Innovative Leadership

Physician leaders in pediatric heart, liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation are an integral part of our programs. These innovative leaders have been providing transplant services for over 15 years and participate in ongoing research and best practice care models that provide outstanding outcomes. Our programs service patients from the Intermountain West and beyond.

National Recognition & Accreditation

Primary Children's Hospital is nationally-ranked as a top children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report in nine specialties including nephrology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, cardiology and heart surgery, and cancer. We have participated in the HRSA National Collaborative on Organ Donation and Transplantation and received the Medal of Honor each year it has been awarded for >75% donation rate of eligible donors. Primary Children's Hospital is recognized as one of the most active pediatric DCD programs in the country. Other recognition and accreditation include:

  • Recognized Transplant Center - National Marrow Donor Program
  • Pediatric arm of the Utah Transplantation Affiliated Hospitals (U.T.A.H.) Cardiac Transplant Program
  • Member and Executive Council Participant of SPLIT (Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplant)
  • Optus Center of Excellence 
  • Cigna Program of Excellence

Research and Evidence-Based Care

We participate in many research studies and innovative treatments to improve organ transplant. Some our research includes: