Dr. Christopher E. Freise is an organ transplant surgeon with particular interests in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplants, surgery for liver tumors and kidney cysts, laparoscopic surgery for the liver and gallbladder, and surgery for dialysis access.

In his research, Freise studies immunosuppressive drugs used after transplantation and methods to prevent the tissue injury that occurs after blood supply is restored to the organ. His research is recognized and funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Freise earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota, where he completed a residency in surgery. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in transplant surgery at UCSF. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Education

    University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 1986

  • Residencies

    University of Minnesota Medical Center, General Surgery, 1994

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Surgery, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

  • Languages

    German

Kidney Transplant Center

400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Liver Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Pancreas Transplant Services

400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence

400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

Selected research

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