Dr. Charles Anderson formally established the kidney transplant program at Barnes Hospital in 1973. He was trained by Dr. William Newton, who performed the first kidney transplant in St. Louis at Barnes. Dr. Newton was an early advocate of living-unrelated kidney donation — a controversial view at the time (the late 1970s) that came to be widely accepted in the transplant field.

In 2017, Washington University transplant surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital performed 250 kidney transplants.

Learn more about the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Kidney Transplant Program.