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Kidney Transplant Program

Transplant Appointments & Referrals: 619-574-8612

The lives of more than 60 people changed forever thanks to one special donor and Facebook.

The Kidney Transplant Program at UC San Diego Health System provides comprehensive and cutting edge treatment for people in need of a kidney transplant.

Established over 45 years ago, UC San Diego Health System’s Kidney Transplant Program is the first and largest academic program in San Diego County.

We are leaders in innovative research and sophisticated surgical techniques for kidney transplantation, as well as minimally invasive robotic surgery for kidney removal from living kidney donors.

Why Choose UC San Diego Kidney Transplantation?

  • Dedicated team focused on your complete care, before and after transplant.
  • Performing cutting edge research that is improving the transplant procedure and life after transplantation.
  • Outstanding patient and graft survival outcomes.
  • Highest patient satisfaction scores.

Meet Our Transplant Patients

Specialty Capabilities

As an academic medical center, our experienced team takes on some of the toughest, highest-risk cases - saving lives every day. We are experts in:
  • Gender-specific health issues and transplantation
  • Pregnancy and transplantation
  • Obesity and transplantation
  • Live donation and living donor robotic nephrectomy
  • Multi-organ transplantation
  • Pancreas and kidney-pancreas transplantation
  • Apheresis for GVHD
  • Nephrology critical care

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