UC Davis transplant recipients are living proof of the commitment to excellence throughout UC Davis Health.

UC Davis faculty and staff have drawn on years of experience and innovation to lead transplant trends for the past 3 decades. 

  • 1993 – UC Davis - early adopter offering pancreas transplantation.   
  • 1997 – UC Davis Kidney Transplant Program first program west of the Mississippi to perform laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.
  • 2009 – Paired kidney donor exchange to make possible transplantation of kidneys from living donors who previously would have been incompatible. 
  • 2016 – #1 in U.S. for volume of kidney transplants performed (402). 

UC Davis Transplant Center is positioned to remain at the forefront of innovation and experience offering patients cutting-edge treatments and individual attention.