Kidney Transplant Transplant Services

The first kidney transplantation in California was performed at Stanford in 1960. The present program started in 1991. Since its inception, Stanford physicians within the program have performed more than 1,200 kidney transplants. From the outset, our goal has not only been to deliver the finest care possible, but to also pioneer new treatment methods that improve patient outcomes both short- and long-term.

For the fourth consecutive year, our Kidney Transplant Program was among the top centers in a nationwide field of 246 centers evaluated in the latest report from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

And Stanford Hospital’s Kidney Transplant Program was the only center in the nation to achieve statistically higher than expected results in both patient and kidney survival at the one- and three-year marks after transplantation*, including a one-year survival rate of about 98 percent.

The kidney transplant program at Stanford is currently directed by Dr. Stephan Busque and Dr. John Scandling. The transplant team includes a full range of clinicians to ensure that you get the best, most thorough care possible.

Our team includes surgeons, nephrologists, nurse coordinators, social workers, financial coordinators, patient care coordinators, transplant psychiatrists and a variety of other caregivers and support staff.

* Documented by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, Program Reports, July 2009 & January 2010

Ongoing Innovation

Building on our history of research in transplant immunology and clinical immunosuppression, the program continually conducts clinical research to find new ways to minimize the side effects of chronic immunosuppression and to improve long-term outcomes.

Read more about our Research efforts.


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