Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Surgery

Milestone for region’s kidney transplant center

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is home to the Sacramento region’s only pediatric nephrology and renal transplant program, where we use research and early adoption of emerging techniques to help influence volume and outcomes locally and nationally. In 2018, the UC Davis Transplant Center team completed its 4,000th overall kidney transplant.

Unique dialysis service provides bridge to transplant

To better serve children waiting for a kidney transplant, in 2016 our program added what continues to be the region’s only outpatient peritoneal dialysis service for patients under 10 years of age.

Nationally ranked

Our pediatric nephrology program placed among the nation’s best in 2018–19 U.S. News & World Report rankings.


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“I can’t tell you how happy I am with the team at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the care they provide Justin. I am confident he is being taken care of, and that gives me a chance to relax.” - Meliza Ramirez, whose son Justin receives nephrology treatment at UC Davis Health while waiting for a kidney transplant.