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Department of Surgery

Richard V. Perez, M.D. View profile as PDF

Richard V. Perez

Clinical Interests

Richard V. Perez is an experienced transplant surgeon. His main interest is in kidney/pancreas transplantation and hemodialysis vascular access. Dr. Perez is a well respected educator in the field of organ transplantation. His research interests focus on the expansion of the pool of deceased organs available for renal transplantation and the role of inflammation in contributing to transplant outcomes.


Chief of Transplant Surgery
Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
Medical Director of Transplant Center




Transplant Surgery


UC Davis Transplant Center

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Center
Cypress Building, Transplant Surgery
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2111

Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2111
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1982
B.A., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 1977


University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1982-85


University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985-89


University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990-91

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery, 1990
American Board of Surgery - Diplomat Recertification, 2000

Professional Memberships:

American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Society of Transplant Physicians
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
Sacramento Surgical Society
The Pancreas Club
The Society of University Surgeons
Transplantation Society
UC Davis Surgical Association
Western Association of Transplant Surgeons

Select Honors and Awards:

Residents Essay Contest, Second Place, American College of Surgeons, Ohio Chapter, 1989

Southeastern Organ Procurement Foundation Bernard Amos Sandoz Award for Research in Transplantation Immunology, 1987

Greater Cincinnati Kidney Foundation Research Award, 1986

University of Hawaii School of Medicine Frank McDowell Memorial Award for Academic Excellence in General Surgery, 1982

Select Recent Publications:

Perez, av, D. Simao, C. Troppmann, M.F. Daily, J. McVicar, B. Gallay, M. Gandhi, M. Golconda, A. deMattos, Improved Long-Term Outcomes of ECD Transplants using Pulsatile Perfusion Preservation, 2009, American Journal of Transplantation, 9, Supplement 2, p. 314.

Perez, R.V., C. Troppmann, M.F. Daily, J. McVicar, M. Gandhi, M. Golconda, B. Gallay, D. Simao, A. deMattos, Factors Contributing to Improved Survival of the Elderly after Renal Transplantation, 2009, American Journal of Transplantation, 9, Supplement 2, p. 508.

Troppmann, C. M.F DaiIY,J.P. McVicar, R.V.Perez, Hypothermic pulsatile perfusion of small pediatric en bloc kidneys: Technical aspects and outcomes, 2009, Transplantation, 88 (2) 289-290

Troppmann, C., M.F. Daily, J. McVicar, R.V. Perez, Retroperitoneoscopic vs. Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy: A Matched Pair Analysis, 2009, American Journal of Transplantation, 9, Supplement 2, p. 438

Troppmann, C., R.v. Perez, M. McBride, Similar long-term outcomes for Laparoscopic vs. Open Live Donor Nephrectomy Kidney Grafts, an OPTN Database analysis of 5532 Adult Recipients, 2008, Transplantation 85:916-919

Robbins, A.S., M.F. Daily, C.A. Aoki, M.S. Chen, C. Troppmann, R.V. Perez, Decreasing disparity in Liver Transplantation among White and Asian patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma, California, 1998-2005, 2008, Cancer, 113 (8) 2173-2179.

Fitzgerald, J.T., C. Troppmann, A. Schanzer, R.V. Perez, J.P. McVicar, A. Chin, Upper Arm Arteriovenous Fistula versus Forearm Looped Arteriovenous Graft for Hemodialyis Access: A Comparative Analysis, 2005, Annals of Vascular Surgery 19: 949-953

Fitzgerald, J.T., M.Sena, J.Johnson, S.Griffey, A.Tarantal, M.McChesney, P.Barry,K.Nero-Vandewalker, R.Ramsamooj, RV.Perez, Occult pretransplant systemic inflammation and posttransplant vascular changes in a primate arterial allograft model, 2004, Transplantation 78:367

Fitzgerald, J.T.; A.Schanzer, A.I.Chin, J.P.McVicar, R.V.Perez, C.Troppmann, Outcomes of upper arm arteriovenous fistulas for maintenance hemodialysis access, 2004, Archives of Surgery 139: 201-208.

Perez,R.V., C.A.Huang, J.R.Johnson, B.J.Gallay, M.M.Gandhi, J.P.McVicar, C.Troppmann, Pretransplant soluble adhesion molecule expression predicts outcome after living donor renal transplantation, 2003, Archives of Surgery 138: 113-1120.

Troppmann, C., D.B.Ormond, R.V.Perez, Laparoscopic (vs. open) live donor nephrectomy: A UNOS database analysis of early graft function and survival, 2003, American Journal of Transplantation 3: 1295-1301.

To see if Richard V. Perez is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).