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UC Davis Transplant Center

Chandrasekar Santhanakrishnan, M.D., M.P.H. View profile as PDF

Chandrasekar  Santhanakrishnan

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.


Assistant Professor


Transplant Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Center - Cypress Building
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite C
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Additional Phone:

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

Other Languages:

Hindi, Tamil


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

Select 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.

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