Transplant Surgery

The Division of Transplant Surgery and the Indiana University Health Transplant Institute are dedicated to excellence in organ transplantation, research, and education.  Our goals are to increase patient survival rates while waiting for an organ, and to return patients to a self-sufficient and active life.


Transplant surgeons left to right: Drs. Burcin Ekser, Mary Maluccio, Richard S. Mangus, Jonathan A. Fridell , A. Joseph Tector, William C. Goggins, John Powelson, Shekhar A. Kubal, Shunji Nagai


IU Health Transplant is the largest, most comprehensive center of its kind in the region and one of the top 10 transplant centers by volume in the United States. The surgeons of the Division of Transplant Surgery perform abdominal transplants at IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. They personally review each potential donor and frequently travel across the country to visually assess organs declined by other transplant centers. These organs are often determined to be suitable for transplant, which increases the number of organs transplanted and decreases patient wait times. This dedication and excellent clinical care translates to outcomes that are at or above the national averages in all programs where center expected outcomes are calculated. In addition, patients have access to unique multidisciplinary teams such as the Comprehensive Liver Oncology Program and Living Kidney Donor Program. The depth of experience also translates to performing more complex multivisceral transplants for neuroendocrine tumors and portal vein thrombosis than any other center in the nation. 

Please visit to learn more about our comprehensive abdominal transplant program, indications, outcomes and expertise.  For additional information or to make a referral, please call 800-382-4602 or transplantinfo(at)



The Division's research program is focused on xenotransplantation is a solution to the organ donor shortage.  In addition, the Division has an extensive clinical database for Liver, Kidney, Pancreas Intestinal transplant analysis maintained by Richard S. Mangus, MD, MS.  Charitable support is vital for continuing this important research.



The Division’s abdominal transplantation fellowship is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation. Two applicants are accepted every other year, and each applicant must have completed a general surgery residency.  Fellows learn general principals of immunosuppression and the preoperative, operative and post operative management of Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Intestine, and Multivisceral transplant patients.  We are one of a small handful of programs that has the necessary volume to train fellows in all organ systems. 

For more information about the Division of Transplant Surgery, please contact the Transplant Surgery office at 317.944.4207 or email cdison(at)

Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771