Marc L. Melcher

Transplant surgeon, Liver transplant surgeon, Kidney transplant surgeon, Hepatobiliary surgeon, Dialysis access surgeon

Associate Professor of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation)

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Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Residency: Stanford University Dept of General Surgery (2004) CA
  • Fellowship: University of California San Francisco (2006) CA
  • Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (1999) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery (2006)
  • Fellowship, UC, San Francisco, Multi-organ Transplantation (2006)
  • MD, Columbia University, P&S, Medicine (1999)
  • PhD, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Molecular Biology (1995)
  • BA, Harvard University, Biochemistry (1989)

Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia Medical School (1999)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (2009 -)
  • Harvard College Scholarship, Harvard (1988)
  • John Austin Collins, Award for "academic mentorship, teaching, and dedication to resident training.", Stanford Surgery (2019)
  • Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons (2004-)
  • Member, Association for Academic Surgery (2007-)
  • Member, Pacific Coast Surgical Society (2012 -)
  • Member, San Francisco Surgical Society (2009-)
  • Member, Society of University Surgeons (2015 -)
  • Member, Transplantation Society (2009 -)
  • Poster of Distinction, American Transplant Congress (2010)
  • President, San Francisco Surgical Society (2019-20)
  • Program Director, San Francisco Surgical Society (2010-11)
  • Stanford Medicine Program Director GME Award, Stanford Graduate Medical Education (2019)
  • Surgery Chiefs Award for leadership, mentorship, and dedication., Stanford Surgery (2013)
  • Thomas J. Watson Scholarship, IBM (1985-1989)
  • Vice-President, San Francisco Surgical Society (2016-17)

Administrative Appointments
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Stanford Surgery Residency (2003 - 2004)
  • Associate Program Director, Stanford Surgery Residency (2006 - 2011)
  • Associate Program Director, Stanford Multi-Organ Transplant Fellowship (2010 - 2019)
  • Program Director, Stanford Surgery Residency (2011 - 2019)
  • Program Director, Stanford Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship (2019 - Present)


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Practice Locations

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

300 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 498-7878

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(31 reviews)

He is easy to talk to and he provides the information you need to know in easy terms so it is very understandable to a non-medical person.
Excellent medical staff, very professional
From my experience, Marc Melcher is a very capable, conscientious, and humble doctor who listens. He shows respect and concern for his patients and ensures that they understand the information they are given. He encourages questions and takes care to answer them.
Very good.
Marc Melcher was great.
Dr. Melcher always listened to my concerns and addressed all treatment with me. Always very reassuring and showed friendliness and compassion.
Well thanks to all the personnel.
Outstanding Dr. Melcher took plenty of time to explain in detail my concerns.
Since my transplant over 20 years I've seen many medical professionals and by far Dr. Daugherty is the "best of the best." Tito was kinda good, haha.
Nurses, doctors all staff is great. Feels like an appointment with "visit" qualities.
Very good doctors.
Dr. Melcher is a fantastic doctor - Very caring and professional. I have total confidence in him and trust all his decisions in my health well being -
Dr. Melcher is always very friendly & professional. Explains all things so you can understand - he always makes me feel at ease. He is excellent.
Very pleased.
Thanks for all the work that you do for all of us. May Jehovah protect you on your job and in your personal life.
Good experience.
Good experience.
Dr. Anji wall was exceptionally good in explaining all the transplant expectations. Answered all our questions in a manner easily understood. Very friendly and engaging.
Dr. Melcher was professional, kind and genuinely cared.
Dr. Melcher was awesome great personality.
I had a great experience with Dr. Melcher throughout the transplant process. He's excellent.
Dr. Tami Daugherty has been so helpful, caring & understanding thru all the episodes my husband has been through.
Excellent Dr. and assistant very kind.
I have had bad experiences with surgeons in the past, so I was scared coming into this appointment, but Dr. Melcher was kind, patient, understanding and respectful. I came to him on a recommendation and I would definitely recommend him myself.
My experience with Dr. Melcher was only positive. I was very nervous but he answered all my questions and put me at ease. He listened to my concerns and was willing to work with me.
Dr. Melcher was on time and very courteous to me & my support persons. He answered all the questions and concerns we had.
We walked away knowing we where being treated and taken care of by the best. We had a since of peace.
I liked everything, good.
He's the best!!

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