Throwback Thursday: On the Leading Edge

Pictured second from the left is Dr. Wesley Alexander, founder of transplantation in Cincinnati.

Over the last 50 years, UC Health has been a leader and innovator in organ transplant services. Since the success of the first kidney transplant in 1967, the program has built a reputation for excellence thanks to transplant pioneers like Dr. Wesley Alexander. Because of the remarkable medical experts, researchers and innovators who have come together for over half a century, patients in Cincinnati and beyond are given hope.

Now We Join in Celebration

As we celebrate 50 years of providing excellence in transplantation, breakthrough treatments and compassionate coordination of care to the region, we invite you to join us in a 50-day countdown to the anniversary of the first surgery that launched Cincinnati’s most comprehensive transplant program.

Celebrate with us by sharing our stories of transplantation with your social media network using #UCHealthTransplant via FacebookTwitter or Instagram!

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