The foundation of the University is based on Smt.G.R. Doshi and Smt.K.M.Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC) established in 1981 with private-public partnership to provide state of art care for kidney diseases to people with limited financial resources. The institute grew to be the largest tertiary care centre of its kind in the world with 200 indoor beds for Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation services in 1992.
The Institute of Transplantation Sciences (ITS) with 200 additional beds was established in 1997 as a sister concern and was named after its founder Dr. H.L. Trivedi in 2006. The institutes perform about 350-400 kidney transplants and 25 liver transplants every year, the highest in the public sector. Institutes are dedicated to helping people with end-stage organ failure. The comprehensive approach has kept them consistently at the forefront of this lifesaving field. Research carried out here is of very high standards bringing envy to man.
Transplantation science is one of the most challenging and complex branches of Modern Medicine. It is a team work requiring support from many medical and paramedical specialties. The mission of the University is to serve as an academic and research nucleus to these specialties to improve the clinical, scientific, and social aspects of Transplantation making it accessible and affordable to population at large giving them healthy and productive lives.
The main objective of the University is to provide efficient and responsive administration, scientific management and organization of teaching and research programs in the areas related to Transplantation and Allied sciences. It will provide a multidisciplinary environment for transplantation professionals to promote and unite basic and clinical research so as to find solutions to the field's most challenging problems, such as immune tolerance, the critically short supply of donor organs, safer immunosuppression, organ preservation, and the mechanisms of rejection. It will strive to be a centre of excellence for providing medical care, educational and research facilities of high order in the existing super-specialties and such other super-specialties as may develop in future, including cell and tissue transplantation, solid organ transplantation, composite tissue transplantation, xeno transplantation, cell, tissue and bio-engineering, genetics and translational research in humans, animals, micro-organisms and viruses