Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection

Carlos O. Esquivel, M.D., Ph.D.

Carlos O. Esquivel, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director

Carlos O. Esquivel is The Arnold and Barbara Silverman Professor of Pediatric Transplantation and Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He is Chief of the Division of Transplantation and Director of the Liver Transplant and Intestinal Programs at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. He is also Associate Director of the Institute of Immunity, Transplantation and Infection. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Costa Rica School of Medicine, completed general surgery training at the University of California Davis and then obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Lund in Sweden.  He trained in transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Dr. Thomas Starzl. From 1988-1995, Dr. Esquivel was Director of the Liver Transplant Program at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He was then recruited to Stanford in 1995. Dr. Esquivel is recognized worldwide as an expert and pioneer in transplantation, specifically in transplantation of children under 1 year of age.  He has introduced novel techniques to alleviate the problem of organ shortage such as liver reductions, split liver transplantation and living-related liver transplantation.  He is a creative and productive investigator who has published more than 235 publications in scientific journals and given over 170 lectures throughout United States and internationally. Dr. Esquivel also oversees multiple basic science and clinical research projects which seek to advance the field of transplantation and improve the lives of transplant patients and their families.

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