Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
The Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes 10 hospital locations, more than 2,100 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation.
About Our Kidney Transplant Program
The End-Stage Kidney Disease and Kidney Transplant Program at Froedtert Hospital is a national leader in adult living donor and deceased donor kidney transplants. Our program is recognized for outstanding patient survival rates, research, innovation, expert staff, shorter wait times, and kidney transplant survival outcomes that meet or exceed national benchmarks. The program is certified for kidney transplantation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
Our Transplant Center is a joint program of Children’s Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital with vital support by Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin for tissue typing and research initiatives. Representing the most comprehensive pediatric and adult transplant care in Wisconsin, the program is recognized for nationally ranked outcomes, internationally known transplant specialists and end-stage disease management: a critical resource for Wisconsin and beyond.
At Froedtert Hospital, we performed our first kidney transplant in 1967, Wisconsin’s first minimally invasive donor surgery (nephrectomy) in 1999 and the state’s first incompatible blood type kidney transplant in 2004. The transplant team collaborates with experts in pancreas transplant and end-stage kidney disease to offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary care.