Indiana University

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.


Left to right: Richard S. Mangus, Jonathan A. Fridell (Surgical Director of Pancreas Transplantation), Martin L. Milgrom (Retired), A. Joseph Tector (Division Chief and Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation), John Powelson, Rodrigo Vianna (Surgical Director of Small Bowel and Multivisceral Transplantation), and William C. Goggins (Surgical Director of Renal Transplantation for IU and Riley)


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.  Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Intestine, and Multivisceral transplants are performed at IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Both the Pancreas and Intestinal transplant programs have been ranked #1 by volume according to information released by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). 

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 ( as 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 e-mail svh(at) or contact Dr. Tector’s office (317) 948-8364 or (800) 382-4602.