Abdominal Transplantation

Our Vision: Creating a new future for patients with organ failure through extraordinary transplant innovation, education, and compassionate care.

Carlos O. Esquivel, MD, Ph.D.

Message from the Chief

The Division of Abdominal Transplantation’s 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. We are highly committed to improving the care of our transplant patients through innovative clinical and basic science research both in the hospital and the lab.

Clinically, we offer transplantation services at Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) and Stanford Children's Health (SCH). Leading P.I.s at Stanford University School of Medicine spearhead our research efforts by recruiting top postdoc fellows as well as attracting new doctoral candidates to the program.

Transplantation is also an important branch of the Immunity, Transplantation and Infection Institute (ITI) at Stanford University. 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.

—Dr. Carlos O. Esquivel, MD, Ph.D.

Dean Minor & David Entwistle: Transplant Care in 2020

Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor and David Entwistle, President and CEO of Stanford Health Care discuss transplant care in 2020.

On patient access to advanced transplant care during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dean Minor states, "Despite COVID-19 these collective programs performed the highest volumes of transplants in our history."