Carlos O. Esquivel, M.D., Ph.D.,FACS

Carlos O. Esquivel, M.D., Ph.D.,FACS

Transplant surgeon, Liver transplant surgeon, Kidney transplant surgeon, Hepatobiliary surgeon, Pancreatic surgeon, Pancreas transplant surgeon

Arnold and Barbara Silverman Professor in Pediatric Transplantation and Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation) and of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)

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Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: UC Davis Health Dept of Surgery (1984) CA
  • Internship: UC Davis Health Dept of Surgery (1978) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (1985)
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1985) PA
  • Fellowship: University of Lund (1983) Sweden
  • Medical Education: University of Costa Rica School of Medicine (1975) Costa Rica
  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Transplantation (1985)
  • Residency, University of California, Davis, Surgery (1984)
  • Internship, University of California, Davis, Surgery (1978)
  • Ph.D., University of Lund, Sweden, Medicine (1983)
  • MD, University of Costa Rica, Medicine (1975)

Awards & Memberships
  • 1st Recipient "The Arnold and Barbara Chair in Pediatric Transplantation", Stanford University (1999)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (1990)
  • Francis Moore Excellence in Mentorship in the field of Transplantation Surgery Award, American Society of Transplant Surgeons (2015)
  • Honoree 'Salute to Excellence', American Liver Foundation, Northern California Chapter (2003)
  • Medical Staff Distinguished Service Award, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (April 16, 2015)
  • Member, American Surgical Association (1997)
  • National Research Service Award, NIH (1980)
  • Premio a la Superacion (Honor al Merito) by Rafael A. Calderon F. Presidente de la Republica, Costa Rica (1991)
  • President, International Pediatric Transplant Association (May 2021 - 2023)
  • President, San Francisco Surgical Society (2010 - 2011)
  • President Elect, International Pediatric Transplant Association (May 6, 2019)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Director, Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection, Stanford University (2004 - Present)
  • Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Stanford University (1998 - 2023)
  • Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship, Stanford University (1998 - 2020)
  • Director, Adult Liver Transplantation, Stanford University (1995 - 2023)
  • Surgical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program, Stanford University (1995 - Present)
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery, Stanford University (1995 - 1997)


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Practice Locations

Intestinal Transplant Program Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A160

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 498-7878

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Liver Transplant Program at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 498-7878

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