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Welcome to the VA Portland Transplant Program

At VA Portland Health Care System. We specialize in liver and kidney transplant as well as hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery. We are very proud to say that we also assist living kidney donors through our developing living donor program. You can find information about our program by clicking on the various links below. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns and we will be happy to assist you.

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About Us

The VA Portland Transplant Program was founded in 1987.  It is home to the first liver transplant in the Northwest and VA system.  The kidney and living kidney transplant program was introduced in 2001, and remains the only VA center in the Western United States to specialize in kidney transplants. The program’s patient and graft survival statistics consistently exceed expected national outcomes. Our approach is tailored to include you, as an equal partner, in the decision-making process in achieving successful outcomes.

Our other services include specialization in hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeries.  You may find additional information about our growing program and services on this site.  We welcome you to contact us with any questions and thank you for trusting us with your care.” 

Contact Us

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Portland Campus

3710 S.W. U.S. Veterans Hospital Road

Building 100, Room 7C

Portland, OR 97239

Vancouver Campus

1601 East Fourth Plain Blvd

Building 18

Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: 503-721-7860

  • Prompt 1 for Liver Transplant
  • Prompt 2 for Kidney Transplant
  • Prompt 3 for Living Donor - Kidney
  • Prompt 4 for All Other Organ

Toll Free/After Hours: 1-800-949-1004, Prompt 0 and ask for the Transplant Coordinator


For non-urgent questions, please feel free to send us a secure email through MyHealtheVet.

The Team

The transplant program is staffed with highly skilled, multi-disciplinary members which include:

  • The Transplant Surgeon
  • Transplant Nephrologist
  • Transplant Hepatologist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Coordinators
  • Social Workers
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist
  • Chaplain
  • Psychiatrist/Psychologist
  • Administrative Staff
  • And YOU!

Serum Mailing Tube Request - For Actively Waitlisted Veterans

Are you on the Kidney Waitlist? Do you need more serum mailing tubes?

Please call the Lab of Immunogenetics and Transplantation (LIT): 1-800-457-4832


The Scientific Registry of Transplant Patient (SRTR) compares about 250 transplant centers and provides a bi-yearly report on how our program compares on a variety of metrics. You can view our SRTR program summary and reports here: Kidney and Liver


Transplant Program Brochure and Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Program Information Sheet

Pre-Transplant Kidney Group Class