Kidney Transplant Program

Our Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program is one of the oldest and most experienced kidney transplant programs in the United States. Helping kids with end-stage kidney disease return to normal life through kidney transplants is our goal.

More than 500 transplants have been performed in children and teenagers since 1964. Over the past three years, more than 80 kidney transplants were performed in children and teenagers. As a leader in pediatric kidney transplantation, our one-year survival rate for both living-related and cadaver kidney transplant recipients is 94 percent, well above the national average.

Our program is a team effort that includes kidney specialists (nephrologists), transplant surgeons, urologists, anesthesiologists, dialysis specialists, nurses, social workers, family counselors, child life specialists and specialists in pharmacy and nutrition, who all have training and experience in working with the unique needs of children. This comprehensive approach plays a large role in our program's success.

You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Kidney Transplant Program
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-8377
Toll-free: (800) 482-7389

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional Locations
Santa Rosa

What to Bring

  • Contact information, dates of birth and medical histories of family members
  • Insurance information

What to Expect

    You and your child will first be interviewed by kidney transplantation specialists, including a nurse, transplant surgeon, social worker and financial counselor. Family members or close friends are encouraged to accompany you to this first appointment to assist in understanding the significant amount of information that will be receive about the kidney transplantation process. Decisions about accepting your child for the program will be made after an evaluation by the transplant team.


Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
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UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Our Team

John Roberts
Dr. John Roberts,
organ transplant surgeon
Nancy Ascher
Dr. Nancy Ascher,
organ transplant surgeon
Paul Brakeman
Dr. Paul Brakeman,
pediatric nephrologist
Sandy Feng
Dr. Sandy Feng,
organ transplant surgeon
Chris Freise
Dr. Chris Freise,
organ transplant surgeon
Ryutaro Hirose
Dr. Ryutaro Hirose,
organ transplant surgeon
Sang-Mo Kang
Dr. Sang-Mo Kang,
organ transplant surgeon
Marsha May Lee
Dr. Marsha May Lee,
pediatric nephrologist
Farzana Perwad
Dr. Farzana Perwad,
pediatric nephrologist
Anthony Portale
Dr. Anthony Portale,
pediatric nephrologist
Andrew Posselt
Dr. Andrew Posselt,
bariatric and transplant surgeon
Peter Stock
Dr. Peter Stock,
organ transplant surgeon
Sabrina Karczewski
Dr. Sabrina Karczewski,
Molly Keane
Molly Keane,
social worker
Lisa Keung
Lisa Keung,
Taryn Shappell
Taryn Shappell,
social worker