Pediatric Transplant Center

Programs and Services

Being one of the most active pediatric transplant centers in the world, our doctors, surgeons and staff are setting a new standard of transplant care that provides the best opportunity for every child to thrive. The team’s expertise and dedication result in unmatched outcomes and longevity after surgery.

Our Programs

The Texas Children’s Hospital Heart Transplant Program is one of the largest pediatric heart transplant programs in the United States. Since 1984, our team has performed more than 550 heart transplants in children from newborns to adults, a benchmark reached by only a few programs in the nation.

The Kidney Transplant Program at Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric kidney transplant programs in the nation. Since 1988, our surgeons have performed more than 630 kidney transplants at the hospital.

The multidisciplinary Liver Transplant Program at Texas Children’s Hospital performs an average of 30-40 liver transplants each year, making it one of the most active pediatric programs in the nation. Liver transplant is the standard of care for children with end-stage liver disease, specific metabolic disorders or unresectable liver tumors. Since 1988, 750 patients have received liver transplants at Texas Children’s Hospital.

The Lung Transplant Program at Texas Children’s Hospital has become the nation’s leader, having performed more than 30% of the pediatric lung transplants in the U.S. in the past 5 years. Since the program’s inception in 2002, nearly 250 patients have received a bilateral lung transplant. In 2022, the program celebrated its 20-year anniversary.

Nearly 1 in 4,000 women have a condition known as absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI), a congenital or surgical absence of a uterus or the presence of a nonfunctional uterus that makes childbirth impossible. Until 2014, the only option for women affected by AUFI was adoption or gestational carrier. Now, some women may benefit from a uterus transplant to treat AUFI.