Leaders in Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

The first kidney transplantation in California was performed at Stanford in 1960. The Stanford Kidney Transplant Program started in 1991. Since its inception, Stanford doctors within the program have performed more than 1,200 kidney transplants. From the outset, our goal has not only been to deliver the finest care possible, but to also pioneer new treatment methods that improve patient outcomes both short- and long-term.

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment for Kidney Transplants

The Highest Quality Care

Stanford Hospital's Kidney Transplant Program delivers the highest level of care and outcomes. This isn't just something we believe. It's something we prove.

Stanford is again the only center in the nation to achieve statistically higher than expected results in both patient and transplant kidney survival at both one and three years after transplantation.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

As you explore kidney transplantation, please make sure you have a dedicated caregiver, commit to following your transplant team's instructions, and secure health insurance to cover treatment and follow-up care. Call us to speak with a transplant recipient or living donor mentor. We can also connect you with local support groups.

Potential donors can begin the evaluation process by contacting our living donor coordinator at 1-650-736-0795.

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Your first appointment will include a group education session and routine medical tests such as chest x-ray, EKG, and blood work.
  • At your second appointment, you will meet with a transplant nephrologist, transplant coordinator, and social worker. This appointment will last 2-4 hours. 
  • You may bring a family member or friend to one or both of your appointments.  
    You may bring potential donors to your second appointment.
  • Bring a complete list of medications you are taking and dates of any hospitalizations or blood transfusions to both appointments.

International Patients

Phone: +1-650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-725-9891

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TRANSFER CENTER

Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

We want to assure you that we'll provide your patient with the same level of personal care you give them. Because of the seriousness of the condition, we do everything we can to give your patients rapid access to our program. Throughout the patient evaluation process we keep an open line of communication between you and our team to keep you informed of your patient's status, ongoing care and progress toward finding a donor.

HOW TO REFER

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-723-3997.

Once we receive your Referral Form, one of our patient care coordinators will fax a confirmation of receipt to your office. Your patient will be contacted and scheduled for a group teaching session and the first evaluation appointment upon insurance clearance. You and your patient will be informed in writing about our selection committee’s recommendations.

FOLLOW UP ON A PATIENT

As your patient's case progresses, we'll provide you with regular status updates, and you're always welcome to call your patient's Stanford physician to discuss the case.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

Learn More About PRISM »