Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Program


Physicians seeking to refer a patient to the UAB Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program should be aware of the criteria for consideration which includes common indications and contraindications to transplantation. For a consultation or to refer a patient, please complete this form or contact the UAB Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Program office at (205) 975-9200, option 1, or via fax at (205) 975-9199. We will contact your patient to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, please look for a follow-up fax from us confirming the referral.

For urgent referrals or inpatient transfers, please call UAB MIST (Medical Information Service via Telephone) at 1-800-UAB-MIST (1-800-822-6478) or email UAB MIST is a toll-free, 24-hour service that connects physicians anywhere in the country with UAB Medicine specialists.



The UAB Kidney Transplant Program is a leader in both living-donor and deceased-donor procedures. We’ve also taken a lead role in transplants between incompatible donor-recipient pairs and for those with HIV. Average wait times are down across all blood types, thanks to our streamlined evaluation process and efforts to make more donor kidneys available to patients. Our Pancreas Transplant Program is distinguished through pancreas-after-kidney and simultaneous pancreas/kidney transplants in suitable patients. Both programs are widely recognized for major advances in immunosuppression protocols, research, surgical techniques, organ access, and convenient telehealth services.