UW Health opens new transplant clinic at University Hospital

Uw Health Opens New Transplant Clinic At University Hospital


MADISON, Wis. — UW Health unveiled a brand-new transplant clinic at University Hospital on Tuesday.

The Pleasant T. Rowland Transplant Clinic is a 10,000-square-foot space situated near the hospital’s entrance that will serve adults who are donating an organ or receiving a transplant. UW Health doctors said that the new clinic is more convenient for patients and their families.

“We know that a successful patient experience is not just about the trusted relationships our patients have with their providers, but about the ease and comfort in which they encounter their care,” Transplant Center medical director Dr. Dixon Kaufman said.

Officials said that patients will spend less time at the clinic compared to in the past because all of the services needed before, during, and after a transplant are housed in one space. That includes lab work, radiology and nutrition counseling.

“Organ transplantation, like all of healthcare, is never and should never be satisfied with the status quo,” UW Health CEO Dr. Alan Kaplan said. “Our goal has never been to simply meet the future of organ transplantation head on but to be among the leaders who help define it.”

The clinic was made possible by a $10 million gift from its namesake and American Girl founder Pleasant T. Rowland, who received a kidney transplant at University Hospital in 2012.