Kenneth Brayman

December 11, 2014 by School of Medicine Webmaster

Kenneth Brayman

  • Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering</li><li>Chief, Transplant Division, Department of Surgery</li><li>NABI Biopharmaceuticals Professor of Transplantation</li><li>Director, Center for Cellular Transplantation and Therapeutics</li><li>Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplant Programs

Office: (434) 924-9370
Fax: (434) 924-5539

Mailing Address:
University of Virginia PO Box 800709 Charlottesville, VA 22908-0709
Office Address:

1300 Jefferson Park Avenue
West Complex, Barringer Building, Room 5419
Charlottesville, VA 22908

About Kenneth Brayman

Dr. Brayman has over thirty years of experience as a surgeon and a leader in research and clinical trials. His work shows his commitment to better outcomes for patients through advanced research in the lab.

Dr. Brayman is a member of 60 professional and scientific societies and is a founding member of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association. Prior to coming to UVa, Dr. Brayman served as a director of the Pancreas Transplant Program at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the Renal Transplant Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Brayman is a principal investigator for the Cellular Therapeutics & Transplantation Core and also established the Cell Processing Core, which isolates pancreatic cells (islets) for transplantation. He has performed allo- and auto-transplantation of islets in more than two dozen recipients. He is also overseeing the creation of the Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Core. Dr. Brayman directs the Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship and is involved in clinical trials, offering UVa Transplant patients the most up-to-date treatment options.

When he is not working, Dr. Brayman enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends and traveling, photography, gardening, and fishing.



General Surgery, Islet Cell Transplantation, Kidney Transplantation, Pancreas Transplantation, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Vascular Disorders/Procedures, Transplantation Tolerance, Gene Therapy, Xenotransplantation, Transplant Immunosuppression, Chronic Allograft Nephropathy, Transplantation in Patients with HIV, 3D Bioprinting


  • M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine</li><li>Internship and Residency, General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania</li><li>Fellowships, Transplantation Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy, University of Minnesota Hospital</li><li>Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania</li><li>Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellowship</li><li>Sandoz Transplant Fellowship</li><li>Faculty Fellowship, American Colleges of Surgeons