Internationally recognized, multi-organ transplant care in Dallas, TX

Baylor Scott & White Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is an internationally renowned destination for transplant care and one of the largest in the nation. Since our first transplant in 1984, more than 11,000 patient lives have been transformed, making us the highest volume transplant center in Texas.

As one of the busiest multi-specialty transplant centers in the world, the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute is home to a highly experienced team of transplant physicians on the medical staff and other clinicians who provide comprehensive transplant services. Our transplant services combine advanced clinical research and innovative approaches to provide quality results and outstanding service to patients and their families.


Giuliano Testa, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Testa is Chief of Transplant Surgery for Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White - Fort Worth, and Chairman of the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute.

Specialty centers

Specialized care for advanced lung conditions

When it comes to complex lung conditions, our specialized team is ready to help you get back to what you love. From advanced therapies, to clinical trial options, or preparing for lung transplant surgery, we have the expert care you need.

Learn more about the advanced lung disease care available through the Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease.

When advanced heart failure care is needed

At The Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease Center, our advanced heart failure specialists on the medical staff can help you better manage specific issues you're facing with heart conditions that lead to congestive heart failure, guide you through your treatment options and counsel you when you're ready for a heart transplant.

Advanced liver and pancreas disease

At Baylor University Medical Center's Liver and Pancreas Disease Center, specialists in hepato-biliary and pancreatic conditions work with you to develop a personalized care plan. As part of one of the largest liver transplant and one of the largest islet cell transplant programs in the nation, we have years of experience and developed a global reputation for quality care.

A life-changing kidney transplant and a major milestone

Baylor University Medical Center celebrates 10,000th transplanted organ

Read Jose's story

We offer transplant outreach locations throughout Texas

For people who live with liver, kidney or heart disease, but do not live near Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, we bring 30 years of transplant experience to them.

Find an outreach location

First in the U.S.: Helping women with MRKH enter motherhood

The Baylor University Medical Center uterus transplant program in Dallas has delivered more babies than any program or clinical trial in the world, and is the first program in the US to transplant uteri from both living and deceased donors.

More about uterus transplant

Affordable temporary housing for transplant patients

Twice Blessed House is dedicated to serving pre- and post-transplant patients and their caregivers by providing a warm family atmosphere and amenities needed for daily living. Twice Blessed House (TBH) offers patients and their caregivers temporary and affordable housing during the entire transplant process.

Download Twice Blessed House brochure

FitSteps for Life

FitSTEPS for Life is an exercise program developed to tailor exercise to patient’s specific diagnosis and physical capabilities. The program was initially designed for cancer patients. More recently, patients with liver disease were added to this program.

FitSTEPS for Life operates in multiple locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area including the Baylor University Medical Center. The program permits patients to benefit from a gym-like experience for free.

Contact us

Cardiothoracic Transplants: 214.820.6856 | Abdominal Transplants: 214.820.2050