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.
Specialized care for advanced lung conditions
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
Advanced liver and pancreas disease
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.
Our transplant program has been featured in national media
New kidney transplant technologies give hope to North Texas patients
With the aid of new technology, thousands of Texans now have access to life-saving robot-aided kidney transplant surgeries. The technology lessens the risks for the surgery, especially for those who carry extra weight by making smaller incisions, which lead to a big impact.
Baylor Scott & White transplant surgeon named to TIME 100
Giuliano Testa, MD, joined the ranks of the TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2018 as an innovative medical leader whose work is making an impact on the world. Dr. Testa is the chief of abdominal transplantation and principal investigator for the uterus transplant clinical trials at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health.
Elementary school parent donates kidney to school receptionist after transplant delay due to coronavirus pandemic
Surgeries and procedures delayed for several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resumed at places like Baylor Scott & White, completing the journey for a north Texas elementary school receptionist and the parent of a student who agreed to help save her life.
Eight patients receive life-saving organ transplants in fewer than 48 hours
As Baylor Scott & White Health resumes scheduling surgeries and procedures, the transplant team at Baylor University Medical Center marks a milestone: In one single weekend, a total of eight patients were able to safely receive life-saving organ transplants, thanks to new measures quickly put in place to offer a safe environment for all patients in need of care.
Martial arts helps chaplain thrive after heart transplant
Eric Daniell spent more than a decade ministering to others as a hospital chaplain at the Dallas VA Medical Center. And in his own time of need after a lifesaving heart transplant, it was a veteran who ministered to him, helping Eric restore his body and spirit through a unique form of rehabilitation — martial arts.
Woman is one of 25 in the world to welcome baby after successful uterus transplant
Like most women in their early 20s, Madison Gibbs is healthy, but there's one thing that she's struggled with her entire life. Gibbs, 22, who grew up with a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome or MRKH, was born without a uterus.
With dialysis looming, Kenny’s living kidney transplant was the gift of a lifetime
Ja’Niece DeCay promised to love her husband through sickness and in health. What she didn’t realize was that one day she would offer an even greater sacrifice to her husband’s brother — her own kidney.
Uterus transplant recipients meet their donors
For Peyton Meave and Kayla Edwards, pregnancy would have never been possible without another woman’s donation of her uterus. Following transplant surgeries and successful pregnancies, Meave and Edwards got to meet their donors, Elaine Candeloro and Jonna Hawkes.
Islet cell transplant frees teen from life of chronic pain
13-year-old Randy Lopez is no stranger to pain. Ever since he was a toddler, Randy has battled the pain of a genetic disease called chronic pancreatitis — until now. Thanks to a total pancreatectomy with islet cell transplantation, Randy is looking forward to life without pain.
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.
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.
Note: This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19