Chandrasekar Santhanakrishnan, M.D., M.P.H.

Chandrasekar Santhanakrishnan, M.D., M.P.H.


Surgery - Transplant


  • Assistant Professor
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UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
Department Phone: 916-734-2111

Philosophy of Care

Keeping the patient's best interest in mind and providing care to meet that goal.

Clinical Interests

Renal transplantation, pancreas transplantation, living donor nephrectomies, and vascular access.


Transplant Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center


M.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX, 2005

M.P.H., Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2000

B.A., Austin College, Sherman TX, Biology, 1998


Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 2005-10


Transplant Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2010-12

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery,

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Association for Academic Surgery

Honors and Awards

Dean's Award, Austin College, Sherman TX,

Select Recent Publications

Bellingham JM, Santhanakrishnan C, Neidlinger N, Wai P, Kim J, Niederhaus S, Leverson GE, Fernandez LA, Foley DP, Mezrich JD, Odorico JS, Love RB, De Oliveira N, Sollinger HW, D?Alessandro AM. Donation after cardiac death: a 29-year experience. Surgery 150(4):692-702, 2011

Santhanakrishnan C. Assessing the risk for kidney allograft failure. The Immunology Report 8(1): Summer, 2011.