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Welcome to Baylor Scott & White Transplant Services!

BSW Transplant Services is made up of an elite group of surgeons, headed by Göran B. Klintmalm, MD, Ph.D., FACS, Chairman and Chief of Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. Established in 1984, BSW Transplant Services, who works in collaboration with Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, is one of the Top 10 centers in the nation. In conjunction with the Transplant Institute, we also work closely with Baylor Scott & White Liver and Pancreas Disease Center and Baylor Scott & White Liver Consultants of Texas.

We offer comprehensive treatments for liver, kidney, pancreas, and islet transplantation. With more than 6,000 successful solid organs, bone and marrow transplants, we have established a reputation for excellence and innovation in patient care and research. We are proud to participate in more than 60 research protocols and have trained more than 47 transplant surgeons who are now operating worldwide. Our surgeons provide transplant services at two locations, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth.


Transplant Milestones

Congratulations to the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas transplant team for the first baby to be born to a woman who received a uterus transplant on the downtown campus. The live birth, which occurred in November 2017 and was announced December 1, was the first to a uterine transplant recipient in the United States.


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Baylor Scott & White Health performed its 500th solid organ transplant of 2017 - the most transplants its surgical teams have performed in any one year since the transplant program began 33 years ago.


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Dr. Giuliano Testa and the team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas performs first living-donor womb transplant in the United States.  

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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas participates in the momentous unplanned event transplanting 12 organs in 24 hours, in turn giving nine patients the gift of life. 

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As of February 2016, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas becomes the third hospital in the US to transplant 4,000 livers, including more than 55 living liver transplants - only the third program in the US to have done so.

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Past & Upcoming Events

November 10, 2017
6th Annual Donor Advocate Symposium at the Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Dallas


Since 2012 Annette C. And Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute has hosted the living donor transplant symposium to update, educate and inform registered nurses, transplant nurse coordinators, social workers, donor advocates, clergy and other professionals who work with transplant candidates.  During the day-long symposium speakers and panelists present real-life cases and initiate conversations with the audience about the issues surrounding living donor transplantation. 

October 27-28, 2017   
The 3rd International Congress of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Study Group was an outstanding success according to Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA, surgical chief of Abdominal Transplant at Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute.   The two-day program October 27-28, 2017 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, attracted liver transplant surgeons and other physicians from at least 90 different transplant centers from 20 countries around the globe.  The first day of the event was dedicated to lectures given by the most recognized professionals in the field of pediatric and adult living donor liver transplantation.  On day two, surgeons from the busiest and most successful living donor liver transplant programs in the world shared interactive videos that triggered lively discussions and provided a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and compare advanced surgical techniques, experience, and knowledge.  Dr. Testa said, "the feedback we received from conference participants was overwhelmingly positive.  We were honored to have Baylor Simmons Transplant Institute partner with the Living Donor Liver Transplantation Study Group this year." 

The 2013 and 2015 meetings were held in Korea.  Dr. Testa added, "We were pleased that through collaboration with the Study Group, we could bring this important meeting to Texas.  The Dallas event was a success and its unique, original format will be replicated at the 2019 meeting in Taiwan." 

Living Donor liver transplants are offered at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, one of only 35 centers in the U.S. and one of two in Texas, to provide the living donor liver transplant option to adult transplant recipients. 

October 20-24, 2017
Congratulations to the hepatologists on staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth for their strong showing at the American Association of the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Meeting in Washington DC, October 20-24, 2017. The liver team had a total of 30 invited talks, oral and poster presentations.  It was an outstanding representation from one of the largest transplant hepatology groups in the United States.