OUMC Transplant Services

 

Oklahoma Transplant Center - 940 NE 13th Street - 405-271-7498, 1-888-777-7081
Just east of The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center on 13th Street
Free Valet parking available for patients & their families

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Construction Update 

On 1 October 2011, The Oklahoma Transplant Center will begin renovations to the front entrance.  Please pardon our progress as we create a better space for all patients.  

Important Construction Information

Entrance: The entrance during the construction project is approximately 1 block east of the old entrance on NE 13th Street.  Signs will be posted to assist with navigation The entrance during the construction project is approximately 1 block east of the old entrance on NE 13th Street.  Signs will be posted to assist with navigation.

Complimentary Valet Parking will still be available and can be found at the new OTC entrance

If you have any questions: please call the Oklahoma Transplant Center at 405-271-7498 

Four Miracles in One Day at The Children's Hospital

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On April 30, Physicians at the Oklahoma Transplant Center Performed Four Pediatric Kidney Transplants in Twelve Hours. Read more about the miracle, here.

The Oklahoma Transplant Center at OU Medical Center
Comprehensive liver, pancreas and renal transplant for both adults and children

The Oklahoma Transplant Center (OTC) is the comprehensive solid organ transplant service at OU Medical Center and The Children's Hospital.  The team, led by Anthony Sebastian, MD, brings together Oklahoma's most experienced transplant team-a team with more than a half-century of combined experience in liver, pancreas and renal transplantation for adult and pediatric patients.  We believe that the close collaboration with an academic medical center provides a tremendous benefit to patients and has redefined how solid organ transplants are performed throughout the state and the region.  This close collaboration creates a unique combination of progressive patient care and advanced medical research that adds a new dimension to the transplant process. 

The transplant program is supported by leading clinics in kidney disease and liver disease, including hepatitis B & C, cirrhosis and liver cancer. 

Types of patients accepted for consultation:

  • Patients with acute liver failure, liver disorders and cirrhosis
  • Liver cancer patients for liver transplant or surgical resection or ablation
  • Patients with liver masses or suspected tumors both primary and metastatic
  • Pediatric patients with liver disease
  • Type I diabetics with kidney failure on dialysis or with chronic renal failure
  • Type I diabetics with hypoglycemic unawareness
  • Patients with end-stage kidney disease for kidney transplants, both adults and children
  • Some of the advantages of the Oklahoma Transplant Center at OU Medical Center:
  • Most experienced liver transplant team in Oklahoma with more than a half-century of transplant work
  • Close collaboration with existing OU Medicine kidney transplant team
  • Oklahoma's only pediatric kidney transplant program
  • Access to pediatric specialists and the resources of The Children's Hospital to better support pediatric transplant patients

Our Team of Tranplant Specialists

  Anthony Sebastian, MD
Dr. Sebastian is the founding director and chief of the Oklahoma Transplant Center at OU Medical Center. His transplant surgical training was completed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York City, as part of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons accredited fellowship. He is a transplant and general/hepatobiliary surgeon specializing in liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgery in adults and children. Dr Sebastian is the most experienced liver surgeon in the state of Oklahoma, having performed hundreds of liver transplants and liver surgeries. Dr Sebastian performed the first successful pancreas transplant in Oklahoma in 1995.
   Harlan Wright, MD
Dr. Wright is the medical director of the liver transplant program at the Oklahoma Transplant Center.  Dr. Wright received his medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, completing his post-graduate gastroenterology training at the University Hospital of Caracas. He spent many years at the University of Pittsburgh Transplant Center and is published in many scientific journals. Dr. Wright treats patients with liver disease and those patients with liver transplants.
   Puneet Sindhwani, MD
Dr.  Sindhwani is the surgical director of the renal transplant program at the Oklahoma Transplant Center.  He graduated from the Government Medical College in Patiala, India with degrees in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Master of Surgery.  He then earned his Master of Science and Biomedical Science degree from the Medical College of Ohio, as well as completing his residency in urology with one year of residency in transplant.  He came to the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was an assistant professor and director of andrology infertility.  Dr Sindhwani is an adult and pediatric kidney transplant surgeon. 
   Kenneth Bodziak, MD
Dr. Ken Bodziak is the medical director for adult kidney transplantation at the Oklahoma Transplant Center, Oklahoma University Medical Center.  Dr. Bodziak joined the staff at OUMC as of Jan., 2012 as associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. Prior to that, he had served as medical director for adult kidney and pancreas transplantation at Indiana University Medical Center (Indianapolis, IN.); staff transplant nephrologist at William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, MI), and transplant nephrologist for ten years at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland, OH).  Dr. Bodziak had received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, after having earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in bioengineering from Brown University (Providence, RI). He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and then a three-year fellowship in nephrology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO), which was followed by an additional year of fellowship training in Transplantation Medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland, OR).  Dr. Bodziak evaluates candidates for both kidney and pancreas transplantation, and co-manages post-transplant pancreas and kidney transplant recipients at the Oklahoma Transplant Center, as well as seeing transplant inpatients at OUMC.

   Ben Cowley, MD
Dr. Cowley received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, followed by further training in nephrology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Following research training at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Dr Cowley returned to Kansas University Medical Center as part of the kidney transplant program.  He currently serves as the chief of nephrology and hypertension and the John Gammill Professor in Polycystic Kidney Disease at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Cowley treats patients with kidney disease and those patients with kidney transplants.
   Martin Turman, MD, PhD
Dr. Turman is the medical director of the pediatric kidney transplant program at the Oklahoma Transplant Center.  He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado.  Following his pediatric internship and residency in Colorado, he completed a pediatric nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Turman was a faculty member at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio for seven years and joined the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2001, serving as the chief of pediatric Nephrology.  Dually board certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology, he is a professor of pediatrics and an associate adjunct professor of cell biology.  Dr Turman treats pediatric patients with kidney disease and those pediatric patients with kidney transplants.
   Shi-Feng Li, MD
Dr. Li earned his medical degree and surgery residency from West China University of Medical Sciences.  He also completed a transplant surgical fellowship at Integris. Dr. Li is a member of the American Society of Transplantation and the International Liver Transplantation Society.  He has authored numerous peer review articles, as well as medical textbooks.  Dr. Li joined the Oklahoma Transplant Center in the spring of 2010. Dr. Li serves as a procurement surgeon for the Oklahoma Transplant Center.
   Alan Hawxby, MD
Dr. Hawxby received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, followed by a transplant surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Hawxby served as an assistant professor of transplant surgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, and as an Assistant Professor of Transplant Surgery at the University of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Hawxby joined the Oklahoma Transplant Center in January, 2011  Dr. Hawxby is a liver, kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon.  His practice also includes dialysis access surgery.
   Judith O'Connor, MD
Dr. O'Connor received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, and completed a pediatric and pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC.  Prior to joining the Oklahoma Transplant Center, she served as the medical director of pediatric hepatology and liver transplant at the Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. O'Connor is currently the director of pediatric hepatology and liver transplant and an associate professor of pediatrics at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center.   Dr. O'Connor treats pediatric liver disease patients and those patients with liver transplants.
   Terry Green, NP
Ms. Green is an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP), receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Nursing degree from University of Texas. Terry's specialty is managing patients with chronic liver disease working closely with Drs. Wright and Kanagala. Terry was a member of the liver disease management team at Integris, prior to joining the Oklahoma Transplant Center in the spring of 2010 as the clinical director of the liver disease management program.
   Mani Vijayan, CNS
Ms. Vijayan earned her master's degree in advanced practice nursing from the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.  As a clinical nurse specialist, she has served the end stage renal disease community in both kidney transplant and urology.  Ms. Vijayan was a member of the Transplant Services at St. Anthony Hospital and the Veterans' Administration Hospital, Oklahoma City, prior to joining the Oklahoma Transplant Center in 2010 as the clinical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant programs.