Yihung Huang, M.D., M.S. for UC Davis Health

Yihung Huang, M.D., M.S.

Associate Clinical Professor

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Transplant Nephrology


Internal Medicine

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2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Huang is committed to clear, straightforward communication to help patients understand their medical issues and partnering with them to deliver effective medical care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Huang's clinical interests include kidney transplantation in highly sensitized recipients, promotion of living donor kidney transplantation and kidney paired donation, and treatment of chronic active antibody mediated rejection.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Huang's research interests include protocol biopsies following kidney transplantation and cost-effective surveillance strategy following kidney transplantation.


Transplant Nephrology

Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., Biolology, Stanford University, Stanford CA 1999

Medical School

M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 2004

Other School

M.S., Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2011


Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 2004-2005


Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 2005-2007


Nephrology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2008-2010


Transplant Nephrology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 2011-2012

Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP), UC Davis Health, 2019

“Use of Complement binding assays to assess the efficacy of antibody mediate rejection therapy and prediction of graft survival in kidney transplantation,” ASHI Best Paper of 2017 Award - 3rd place, 2019

Poster of Distinction, American Transplant Congress, 2013

Yamada C, Huang Y, Norman S, Naik A, Moussa O, Samaniego M, Cooling L. Efficacy of therapeutic plasma exchange on angiotensin II type-1 receptor antibodies on two kidney transplant recipients. J Clin Apher. 2018 Dec;33(6):673-677. doi:10.1002/jca.21657. Epub 2018 Oct 15. PMID:30321467.

Huang Y, Tilea A, Gillespie B, Shahinian V, Banerjee T, Grubbs V, Powe N, Rios-Burrows N, Pavkov M, Saran R. Understanding Trends in Kidney Function 1 Year after Kidney Transplant in the United States. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Aug;28(8):2498-2510. doi:10.1681/ASN.2016050543. Epub 2017 Mar 7. PMID:28270413.

Ramon DS, Huang Y, Zhao L, Rendulic T, Park JM, Sung RS, Samaniego M. Use of complement binding assays to assess the efficacy of antibody mediated rejection therapy and prediction of graft survival in kidney transplantation. Hum Immunol. 2017 Feb;78(2):57-63. doi:10.1016/j.humimm.2016.11.009. Epub 2016 Nov 25. PMID:27894836.

Huang Y, Farkash E. Protocol Biopsies: Utility and Limitations. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2016 Sep;23(5):326-331. doi:10.1053/j.ackd.2016.09.002. PMID:27742388.

Yang Y, Hodgin JB, Afshinnia F, Wang SQ, Wickman L, Chowdhury M, Nishizono R, Kikuchi M, Huang Y, Samaniego M, Wiggins RC. The two kidney to one kidney transition and transplant glomerulopathy: a podocyte perspective. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jun;26(6):1450-65. doi:10.1681/ASN.2014030287. Epub 2014 Nov 11. PMID:25388223.

Huang Y, Kulshrestha S, Ramon D, Samaniego M. Monitoring Donor-Specific Antibodies after Kidney Transplantation – A Clinician's Perspective. Am Soc Histocompatibility Immunogenetics (ASHI) Quarterly/Scientific Commun. 2014;38(1):21-26.

Huang Y, Samaniego M. Preemptive kidney transplantation: has it come of age? Nephrol Ther. 2012 Nov;8(6):428-32. doi:10.1016/j.nephro.2012.06.004. Epub 2012 Jul 28. PMID:22841863.

Cheng SC, Young DO, Huang Y, Delmez JA, Coyne DW. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of niacinamide for reduction of phosphorus in hemodialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Jul;3(4):1131-8. doi:10.2215/CJN.04211007. Epub 2008 Apr 2. PMID:18385391.