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

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish kidney transplant program has one of the lowest rejection rates in the world, less than 5 percent. Dr. Brennan, known in his field as an innovator in immunosuppression, is an integral player in the program’s success. A Washington University nephrologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for more than 20 years, he’s been involved in many groundbreaking studies that have helped pave the way for the current standard of care in transplant management.

Washington University kidney transplant specialists are also pioneers in living donor transplants and have helped advance the living-donor paired kidney exchange. Some of the kidney transplant program’s highlights include:

Since 2008, the Barnes-Jewish combined kidney-pancreas transplant program has dramatically increased its volume. In 2012, surgeons performed 20 kidney-pancreas transplantations.

“A kidney-pancreas transplant is a wonderful option for people who have type 1diabetes,” says Christina Klein, MD, medical
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