John Scandling

Kidney transplant specialist, Tolerance induction protocol specialist

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

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Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Registrar (1978) VA
  • Residency: West Virginia University Hospital (1981) WV
  • Fellowship: University of Rochester (1983) NY
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (1984)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1981)
  • M.D., Medical College of Virginia (1978)
  • A.B., Davidson College, Psychology (1974)

Administrative Appointments
  • Medical Director, Stanford Adult Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation (1992 - 2022)
  • Program Director, Stanford Nephrology Fellowship Training Program (2005 - 2017)
  • Program Director, Stanford Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Program (2006 - 2020)


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Practice Locations

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A160

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-9891

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Kidney Clinic (Nephrology) at Boswell Building Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, 1st Floor, Suite A175

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6961

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Patient Reviews

(40 reviews)

Excellent doctor
Excellent visit concise friendly thorough explains tests, medications symptoms in a clear non medical understandable terms five star will recommend to any patient
I have known Dr. Scandling for more than 18 years. He is excellent, very knowledgeable and I always look forward to his opinions and recommendations. I am very fortunate to have a knowledgeable doctor like Dr. Scandling.
Dr Scandling is an excellent doctor. I am very fortunate to have him as my nephrologist. He is wise and cares for his patients,, and takes the time to make sure he covers all issues related to your visit. I rate him at the top.
John Scandling is AWESOME!!
Dr. Scandling was very professional.
He is very knowledgeable and nice to talk to..
Good guy.
Very knowledgeable and shows care to his patients
All very good - I have nothing to say.
They have a quality service.
I appreciate how Dr. Scandling connects w/me on a more personal level.
Was very thorough.
I came away with a better understanding of my condition and the treatment I have to have.
Everyone I encountered was so nice and patient.
I had a good experience, just because I learned more w/regards to their complete and clear explanation.
Very nice and courteous.
The medical team was very professional.
Did not feel rushed. Plenty of time for questions. Easy to understand.
Told me & my wife explained all things that will happen with the transplant.
Very good.
After check-in, which was easy, went directly to Dr. Scandling.
care supervisors are great and very professional
Dr. Scandling really showed his discomfort with my wife and daughter being in the room at the start of the appt. It made me uncomfortable.
Dr. S is not a warm and fuzzy doc. Not that all docs should be, but his warmth and social skills could use improvement.
Dr. Scandling is outstanding. Hope he doesn't retire!!
Very confident in Dr. Scandling.
Dr. Scandling is a great and knowledgeable doctor. I was very happy to be able to see him, esp this is day before Thanksgiving.
Like as always Dr. Scandling is very nice, friendly and professional. He truly cares about PT's health.
Very good everything.
All professional. I never felt rushed.
Dr. Scandling is very good. I know him for over 20 years, and I completely trust him. He cares about the patients, he shares new findings about medications for kidney transplant, so I am informed. I hope he can always find time to see me and continue following up with my post transplant care.
I am very satisfied with the interview that I had with the Transplant Dept of the kidney. Dr. John D Scandling, & his group of collaborators with the professionalism & quality of work they have.
My experiences have been very good in all occasions that I have been there, for my exams since I have not has any surgery.
Excellent physician.
Since my kidney transplant 7 years ago, Dr. Scandling and the entire Stanford staff have been excellent in care & caring!
First visit - Positive experience.
Well, I like my doctor, bec. he is friendly & caring.
Dr. Scandling is always very attentive, listens and gives thoughtful answers.

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