Transplant Services (Liver and Kidney) - VA Portland Health Care System
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Transplant Services (Liver and Kidney)

Welcome to the VA Portland Transplant Program

Please use this website to educate yourself about our transplant program and how we can help you.

At VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) 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. 

Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) information sheet

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Contact Us

Portland Campus - 3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239
(Bldg. 100, 7C)

Vancouver Campus - 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661
(Building 18)

Toll free / after hrs / emergency:
503-721-7860, Prompt #1 for Liver Transplant; Prompt #2 for Kidney Transplant 
800-949-1004, Prompt 0 ask for the transplant coordinator

Or send us a secure email through MyHealtheVet for non-urgent issues.    

Are you on the kidney waitlist?
Do you need more serum mailing tubes?

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

Transplant Program Overview


VA Portland VA Health Care System serves as a national referral site that provides liver and kidney transplantation services. Our liver transplant program has been transplanting since 1988 and we have been offering kidney transplants since April of 2002. By involving the patient in the decision-making process, we make the patient an equal partner in successful outcomes. Our patient and graft survival statistics consistently exceed expected national rates.


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!

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

Contact Info


  • Portland VA Medical Center, Bldg, 100, 7C
    and the Transplant Lodge on the Vancouver VA Campus

Contact Number(s)

  • 503-721-7860

Hours of Operation

  • 7:30 am - 4:30 pm