Welcome to the Division of Abdominal Transplantation

Burden of Genius

The documentary, Burden of Genius, captures the remarkable story of Dr. Thomas Starzl, “the father of organ transplantation.” Taking what was once considered science fiction, he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make transplantation an everyday miracle which has saved countless lives. This inspirational documentary shows the vision, relentlessness, and sacrifice it took for Dr. Starzl and his colleagues to change modern medicine.”

  • – San Diego State University - SDSU Alumni

    Tito Monge Named SDSU’s Top Alumni for 2022

    Humberto "Tito" Monge has been named one of San Diego State University's Top Alumni for 2022. Monge was a physician assistant with the Division of Abdominal Transplant for almost 30 years when he retired in July of 2021. He will be honored with nine other individuals on April 23 at the 46th SDSU Alumni Awards of Distinction.

  • – Surgery

    4 Projects Awarded Seed Grant Funds

    Drs. Dawes, Sasaki, Wall, and Ross have each been awarded seed grant funds.

  • – Abdominal Transplantation

    Oscar Salvatierra Jr. Lectureship in Transplantation Presents Maria Millan

    The Oscar Salvatierra Jr Lectureship in Transplantation was created by Dr. Carlos O. Esquivel to honor Dr. Salvatierra's contributions to the field of transplantation, particularly pediatric kidney transplantation. The lecture is held once a year, and the speakers have been renown iconic figures in transplantation from all over the world. Maria T. Millan, M.D., President & CEO of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is the 16th Annual Salvatierra Lecturer on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 7am in LKSC, Rm 130.

  • – Surgery

    Two Surgeons Join Transplant Team

    Two surgeons will join Stanford's Division of Abdominal Transplantation by the end of the year. Dr. Kazunari Sasaki will be a Clinical Associate Professor in the Clinical Educator Line and Dr. Varvara A. Kirchner will be an Associate Professor of Surgery in the University Medical Line.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Olivia Martinez to take on new role: Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Science

    Dr. Olivia M. Martinez is currently Professor of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, and for 2020-21, she has been appointed Vice Chair of Basic & Translational Research in the Department of Surgery. She is also the Director of Stanford Immunology and Director of the PhD Program in Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.


 

The documentary, Burden of Genius, captures the remarkable story of Dr. Thomas Starzl, “the father of organ transplantation.” Taking what was once considered science fiction, he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make transplantation an everyday miracle which has saved countless lives. This inspirational documentary shows the vision, relentlessness, and sacrifice it took for Dr. Starzl and his colleagues to change modern medicine.”

  • – Surgery

    4 Projects Awarded Seed Grant Funds

    Drs. Dawes, Sasaki, Wall, and Ross have each been awarded seed grant funds.

  • – San Diego State University - SDSU Alumni

    Tito Monge Named SDSU’s Top Alumni for 2022

    Humberto "Tito" Monge has been named one of San Diego State University's Top Alumni for 2022. Monge was a physician assistant with the Division of Abdominal Transplant for almost 30 years when he retired in July of 2021. He will be honored with nine other individuals on April 23 at the 46th SDSU Alumni Awards of Distinction.

  • – Abdominal Transplantation

    Oscar Salvatierra Jr. Lectureship in Transplantation Presents Maria Millan

    The Oscar Salvatierra Jr Lectureship in Transplantation was created by Dr. Carlos O. Esquivel to honor Dr. Salvatierra's contributions to the field of transplantation, particularly pediatric kidney transplantation. The lecture is held once a year, and the speakers have been renown iconic figures in transplantation from all over the world. Maria T. Millan, M.D., President & CEO of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is the 16th Annual Salvatierra Lecturer on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 7am in LKSC, Rm 130.

  • – Surgery

    Two Surgeons Join Transplant Team

    Two surgeons will join Stanford's Division of Abdominal Transplantation by the end of the year. Dr. Kazunari Sasaki will be a Clinical Associate Professor in the Clinical Educator Line and Dr. Varvara A. Kirchner will be an Associate Professor of Surgery in the University Medical Line.

  • – Surgery

    Dr. Olivia Martinez to take on new role: Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Science

    Dr. Olivia M. Martinez is currently Professor of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, and for 2020-21, she has been appointed Vice Chair of Basic & Translational Research in the Department of Surgery. She is also the Director of Stanford Immunology and Director of the PhD Program in Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.