While innovation and experience distinguish the UC Davis Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program and its professional team, the benefit to you is best represented by our consistently high ratings in patient satisfaction and patient outcomes. In other words, our transplant recipients are literally living proof of the commitment to excellence exemplified throughout UC Davis Health.

The UC Davis Transplant Program’s reputation includes that of being a professional trendsetter. In 1997, the surgical team became the first program west of the Mississippi to perform the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy procedure. The program was also early to offer pancreas transplantation, performing the first transplant at UC Davis in 1993. Today, UC Davis leads the nation in kidney transplants. In 2016, this gift was provided to over 400 people.

In recent years, the living donor transplant program has advanced therapies in desensitization and paired-donor exchange to make it possible to transplant kidneys from living donors who previously would have been incompatible. By making living donor transplants possible, our team not only helps the recipients of those organs, but also the patients behind them on the waiting list.

Whatever the next major innovations in transplantation will be, UC Davis is positioned to remain at the forefront, offering our patients leading-edge treatments and individual compassion and attention.

We thank you for your interest in the UC Davis Transplant Center. If you have any questions about our program, please contact us at 916-734-2111 | Toll-free: 800-821-9912.