Kidney Transplant Program

Kidney Transplant Program

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Who We Are

The UCSF Connie Frank Transplant Center provides care for patients before and after kidney and pancreas transplants. Patients requiring a kidney transplant suffer from end-stage renal disease. Most patients needing a pancreas transplant suffer from type 1 diabetes. Usually patients needing a pancreas are also in need of a kidney transplant.

Established in 1964, our program serves as a major transplant center for the West. Our kidney team evaluates over 1,000 patients a year as potential transplant candidates and performs more than 325 transplants a year. In 2015, we performed more kidney and combined kidney-pancreas transplants than any other program in the U.S., according to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network.

For information on UCSF's post-transplant outcomes for both living and deceased donors, please visit the following websites: The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients and The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

Our Services

Our transplant center works with end-stage renal disease patients who need kidney transplants. We transplant kidneys from deceased (cadaver) donors as well as living kidney donors.

We also offer specialized procedures for kidney patients, such as weight–loss bariatric surgery for overweight patients to qualify for transplant, dialysis access surgery, pancreas transplant and pancreatic islet transplant for patients with diabetes.

To make an appointment, you must be referred by a physician. Please call (415) 353-1551 for any necessary forms and have your medical provider fax the forms back to us.

  • Ranked #5 In the nation for nephrology by U.S. News & World Report
  • Over 325 Transplants performed each year
  • In 2015 More transplants than any other U.S. program

Our Locations

Connie Frank Transplant Center at UCSF
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone: (415) 353-1551
Pre-Kidney Fax: (415) 353-8708
Post-Kidney Fax: (415) 353-8381

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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