Be a part of a team that makes the possibility of tomorrow a reality.

The Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center is the only comprehensive transplant center in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Saving the lives of adult and pediatric heart, lung, liver, kidney, and pancreas patients is what makes our work extraordinary.  With continued programmatic growth and Center-wide advancements, including a new HLA laboratory and ambulatory clinic spaces, we are excited to be able to grow our multi-disciplinary team to meet the needs of our specialty patient population.

Join us in creating lifelong partnerships with our patients and families in the following roles:

  • Inpatient/Outpatient Nurses
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Transplant Coordinator Assistants
  • Registration and Access
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Financial coordinators
  • Lab manager

Working Here

We welcome candidates who are enthusiastic and passionate about a career in transplantation.  Transplantation is one of the most unique fields in the healthcare industry. While possessing transplant work experience is helpful, it is optional for some roles. Your career goals are important to us, and we offer job opportunities for the many stages of your professional journey.

At UVA Health Transplant Services, you will be part of a community of medical practitioners, faculty, students, and other team members who learn together to exercise ingenuity, develop self-governance tools, and push the boundaries of knowledge in service to the common good.

Connect with Purpose

Second chances and infinite hope are our greatest successes. We have the most remarkable patients, and their stories are uniquely theirs. Being able to partner with our patients and their families on their respective transplant journeys is what makes this field truly special.

UVA Health Transplant Services is also deeply committed to honoring, celebrating, and remembering those who give the gift of life. From living donors in our kidney and liver programs to deceased organ, eye, and tissue donors, we take time to pause and reflect on these moments of generosity and their profound impact on our work and our patients.

 An Emergent Double Lung Transplant: Kevin Beale

Read more about Kevin Beal's Transplant Journey


Innovation and research have driven remarkable growth in state-of-the-art clinical technologies. UVA Health is pioneering ways to keep organs alive outside the body for extended periods of time with ex vivo organ perfusion and using robotics for keyhole surgery in complex kidney and pancreas transplants. Our robotic–assisted approaches for kidney and pancreas transplantation are world-class and have allowed us to offer pancreas and kidney/pancreas transplants to patients who might not otherwise have access to this procedure.

In addition, we have intensified our efforts to improve how we prevent rejection and minimize side effects of immunosuppression. We have several ongoing clinical trials investigating novel ways of improving outcomes after organ transplantation, with several patients enjoying excellent organ transplant function without using steroids. We can increasingly overcome barriers of immune incompatibility to facilitate living donor transplantation when donor and recipient are incompatible.

The Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory (HLA Lab), North Fork

FAST FACTS │ Charles O. Strickler Transplant Center---GROW WITH US:

  • First transplant at UVA Health occurred in 1967
  • Perform an average of 300 total transplants per year
  • Achieved milestone of  3,000th kidney transplant
  • 17-bed adult abdominal transplant acute care unit, planned 28 bed mixed-acuity unit
  • Over 30,000 ambulatory visits each year
  • NEW--12 additional clinic rooms and 5 treatment chairs
  • NEW--4,300 sq foot HLA lab


Our facilities and location in Charlottesville, Virginia, set us apart from other comprehensive transplant centers. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville residents enjoy excellent public schools, a thriving restaurant scene, and the Downtown Mall, a historic pedestrian zone lined with local shops and eateries and as well as multiple music and theater venues. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound with hiking and biking trails throughout the city, county, and nearby Shenandoah National Park.