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Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Kidney Transplant Program Celebrates 50 Years
Date:9/30/2013

St. Louis (PRWEB) September 30, 2013

The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program has long been a national leader in transplantation. Now, one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant programs in the United States is celebrating a major milestone—50 years of changing lives.

The program’s first successful kidney transplant was performed on Sept. 24, 1963. Since then, surgeons have performed more than 4,050 kidney transplants, including more than 80 kidney-pancreas transplants.

“Reaching this significant milestone is a true testament to the tremendous experience and dedication of our whole team,” says Daniel Brennan, MD, medical director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program. “Our patients are the most important part of our team and always our main focus.”

“One thing that really sets our program apart is that every patient is treated like an individual,” says Jason Wellen, MD, surgical director of the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant and kidney-pancreas transplant programs. “I’m proud to be part of a program that has been—and continues to be—on the forefront of both surgical and medical innovations in kidney transplantation.”

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