Sindhu Chandran, MD



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.

Board Certification

Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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All-India Institute of Medical Sciences 2002


University of Arizona Health Science Center 2007


Stanford University Medical Center 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Webber A, Hirose R, Vincenti F. Mycophenolate Mofetil Withdrawal With Conversion to Everolimus to Treat BK Virus Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplant Proc. 2017 Oct; 49(8):1773-1778.
  2. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Yang JYC, Sarwal MM, Vincenti F. Retrospective evaluation of the efficacy and safety of belatacept with thymoglobulin induction and maintenance everolimus: A single-center clinical experience. Clin Transplant. 2017 Sep; 31(9).
  3. Lee BJ, McCulloch CE, Grimes BA, Chandran S, Allen IE, Delgado C, Hsu CY. Refining the Policy for Timing of Kidney Transplant Waitlist Qualification. Transplant Direct. 2017 Aug; 3(8):e195.
  4. Chandran S, Tang Q, Sarwal M, Laszik ZG, Putnam AL, Lee K, Leung J, Nguyen V, Sigdel T, Tavares EC, Yang JYC, Hellerstein M, Fitch M, Bluestone JA, Vincenti F. Polyclonal Regulatory T Cell Therapy for Control of Inflammation in Kidney Transplants. Am J Transplant. 2017 Jul 04.
  5. Abend JR, Changala M, Sathe A, Casey F, Kistler A, Chandran S, Howard A, Wojciechowski D. Correlation of BK Virus Neutralizing Serostatus With the Incidence of BK Viremia in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2017 Jun; 101(6):1495-1505.
  6. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Vincenti F. Early post-transplant conversion from tacrolimus to belatacept for prolonged delayed graft function improves renal function in kidney transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2017 May; 31(5).
  7. Chandran S, Stock PG. Opportunities and Challenges for Kidney Donation from and to HIV-Positive Individuals. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Mar 07; 12(3):385-387.
  8. Chandran S, Feng S. Current status of tolerance in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2016 Nov; 25(6):591-601.
  9. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S. BK Virus Infection After Kidney Transplantation: The Data Are Mounting for a Personalized Approach. Transplantation. 2016 Apr; 100(4):703-4.
  10. Morgan TA, Chandran S, Burger IM, Zhang CA, Goldstein RB. Complications of Ultrasound-Guided Renal Transplant Biopsies. Am J Transplant. 2016 Apr; 16(4):1298-305.
  11. Safa K, Chandran S, Wojciechowski D. Erratum to: Pharmacologic Targeting of Regulatory T Cells for Solid Organ Transplantation: Current and Future Prospects. Drugs. 2015 Dec; 75(18):2171.
  12. Safa K, Chandran S, Wojciechowski D. Pharmacologic targeting of regulatory T cells for solid organ transplantation: current and future prospects. Drugs. 2015 Nov; 75(16):1843-52.
  13. Wu EH, Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Yeh BM, Park M, Westphalen A, Wang ZJ. Prevalence of abdominal aortic calcifications in older living renal donors and its effect on graft function and histology. Transpl Int. 2015 Oct; 28(10):1172-8.
  14. Arroyo D, Chandran S, Vagefi PA, Wojciechowski D. Adjuvant Ciprofloxacin for Persistent BK Polyomavirus Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients. J Transplant. 2014; 2014:107459.
  15. Chandran S, Masharani U, Webber AB, Wojciechowski DM. Prediabetic living kidney donors have preserved kidney function at 10 years after donation. Transplantation. 2014 Apr 15; 97(7):748-54.
  16. Chandran S, Vincenti F. Clinical aspects: focusing on key unique organ-specific issues of renal transplantation. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Feb 01; 4(2).
  17. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S. Effect of ciprofloxacin combined with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim prophylaxis on the incidence of urinary tract infections after kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 Aug 27; 96(4):400-5.
  18. Chandran S, Jen KY, Laszik ZG. Recurrent HIV-associated immune complex glomerulonephritis with lupus-like features after kidney transplantation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Aug; 62(2):335-8.
  19. Wojciechowski D, Chanda R, Chandran S, Lee B, Webber A, Macaraig M, Tomlanovich S, Vincenti F. Ciprofloxacin prophylaxis in kidney transplant recipients reduces BK virus infection at 3 months but not at 1 year. Transplantation. 2012 Dec 15; 94(11):1117-23.
  20. Freed MM, Ramirez-Valle F, Chandran S. Fever, hepatosplenomegaly and a skin nodule in a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient. Am J Transplant. 2012 Sep; 12(9):2556-8; quiz 2558.

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