Kidney Transplantation at UCSF: 8,300 Transplants and Onward.
Wojciechowski D, Hirose R, Stock P, Vincenti F, Baxter-Lowe LA, Salvatierra O.
Clinical Transplants 2010, Chapter 14
Overall, the kidney transplant experience at UCSF has been highly successful. The program has made significant contributions to the field of kidney transplantation with advancements in organ allocation, crossmatching, clinical trials, pediatric transplantation, organ preservation and transplantation in HIV-positive recipients, to name a few. The program was built on the shoulders of giants in kidney transplantation but continues to be innovative and bold and does not rely on past success to pave the future. The program is truly a tribute to the many surgeons, nephrologists, fellows and ancillary personnel who have made this program a premiere center for kidney transplantation over the past 40 years.