Abdominal Transplantation In the Department of Surgery
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8th Annual Oscar Salvatierra, Jr., M.D. Lecture in Transplantation

October 24, 4:00 pm
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"Reflections of a Starzl Student:  A Progress Report Near the Three Decade Mark"

Ronald W. Busuttil, M.D., Ph.D.


Seventeen-month-old twins receive liver transplants. Read the full story here.

Peruvian boy receives life saving kidney transplant at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.



Our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care for our patients, to foster translational research, and to train the best transplant surgeons for the future. The Division of Abdominal Transplantation is a key component of the transplantation services offered at Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) and Lucile Packard Children's' Hospital at Stanford(LPCH)

Types of transplants performed in adult patients are:

Pediatric organ transplants performed include:

The Division of Abdominal Transplantation is highly committed to improving the care of our transplant patients through innovative clinical and basic science research. Transplantation is also an important branch of the Immunity, Transplantation and Infection Institute at Stanford University (ITI).  ITI fosters multidisciplinary research projects to investigate in much greater detail the function of the immune system in health and disease including transplantation. To carry out this mission, the Human Immune Monitoring Center was created.

The Division of Abdominal Transplantation also seeks to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who want to pursue a career in clinical or experimental transplantation. The following fellowships are offered:

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Division Highlights

Sanford Transplantation Quality OutcomesStanford is again 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 (Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Program Reports - July 2009 and January 2010).  Learn more »


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