Transplant Infectious Disease

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The Transplant Infectious Disease service is dedicated to solid organ transplant recipients with infectious complications. We also evaluate patients who are under consideration for heart transplant or left ventricular assist device (LVAD), patients in the intestinal rehabilitation program, and other transplant candidates in need of infectious evaluation.

In 2009, the Transplant Infectious Disease service evolved from an immunocompromised service to distinctly support the institution’s growing world-class solid organ transplant programs, which now include liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, multivisceral, heart and lung transplantion. Our institution performs over 300 solid organ transplants annually. We work collaboratively with our surgical and sub-specialty colleagues in patient care and research.

Common problems we manage include post-operative infections, various opportunistic infections post-transplant including CMV and endemic fungal infections, and complicated or recurrent UTI in kidney transplant recipients to name a few. We also counsel regarding preventive management in transplant including prophylactic antimicrobials and vaccination pre- and post-transplant.

In addition to dedicated Transplant Infectious Disease faculty, we have three advanced practice providers, rotating fellows and an outpatient clinic nurse who support our team.  

We see patients in the inpatient setting at the Nebraska Medical Center campus and outpatient in the Multi-Organ Transplant Clinic in the Lied Center on main campus.

Faculty covering the Transplant Infectious Disease service is: