We caught up with Dr. Thomas Waid, the medical director of the Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Program at the UK Transplant Center, for our latest installment of Making the Rounds. Dr. Waid has been at UK HealthCare for more than 30 years, helping make the Transplant Center a national leader in end-stage organ failure treatment.
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This is a really big deal! The UK Transplant Center made history in 2017, performing 208 organ transplants, a single-year record in Kentucky. We couldn’t be prouder!
Every transplant we perform is a life-changing event, giving patients and their families a renewed sense of hope, an improved quality of life and more meaningful time together.
And in 2017, ...more
By early 2016, Conrad Webster was battling to stay alive.
Cardiomyopathy and polycystic kidney disease had destroyed his heart and kidneys, and his health had been deteriorating for nearly a decade. A combined heart-kidney transplant was his only remaining option.
After being turned away by multiple regional transplant centers, he came to the UK Transplant Center, where he was ...more
Glenda Brown used to wake up in the middle of the night starved for breath. Seeking relief, she'd race to throw open her bedroom window just to inhale a rush of cold air to soothe her cramping chest.
Diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, in 2001, the 62-year-old Winchester resident spent nearly two decades ...more
In November 2015, Frankfort-native Brian Chenault went to the doctor for what appeared to be a bout of pneumonia.
After more than a year of struggling with the illness, Chenault received some much more distressing news: A viral infection had damaged his heart beyond repair. This past January, the 39-year-old was referred to UK HealthCare for ...more