Philosophy of Care
Dr. McVicar is a very experienced transplant surgeon, active in the field since 1990. He brings a compassionate, patient focused approach to his specialty, and his attention to detail results in outstanding patient outcomes. His current clinical practice includes kidney and pancreas transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, and dialysis access surgery.
John P. McVicar has extensive training as a liver transplant surgeon. He has performed more than 400 solid organ operations, including kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation. He also performs dialysis access procedures. McVicar's research focuses on immunosuppressive therapy, prevention of infections, management of patients with hepatitis C, and treatment of postoperative biliary problems.
M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1981
B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1978
Internship: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1982-85
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1985-88
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1988-90
American Board of Surgery, 1989
American Board of Surgery - Recertification, 2009
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
International Liver Transplant Society
Pacific Coast Surgical Association
Sacramento Surgical Society
Seattle Transplant Society
Western Association of Transplant Surgeons
Honors and Awards
American Liver Foundation Recipient of "Local" Legend" Award, 1999
Select Recent Publications
Troppmann, c., Daily, M.F.; McVicar, J.P.; Perez, R.V.: Hypothermic pulsatile perfusion of small pediatric en bloc kidneys: Technical aspects and outcomes. Transplantation, 88 (2) 289-290. 2009
Fitzgerald, J.T.; Schanzer, A.; McVicar, J.P.; Chin, A.I.; Perez, R.Y.; Troppmann, C.: Upper arm arteriovenous fistula versus forearm looped arteriovenous graft for hemodialysis access: A comparative analysis. Annals of Vascular Surgery 19:843-850. 2005
Rossaro, L.; Troppmann, c. McVicar, J.P.; Sturges, M.; Fisher, K.; Meyers, F.J.: A strategy for the simultaneous provision of pre-operative palliative care for patients awaiting liver transplantation. Transplant International 17:473-475. 2004
Fitzgerald, J.T., Schanzer, A., Chin, A., McVicar, J.P., Perez, R.V., Troppmann, C. Outcomes of upper arm arteriovenous fistulas for maintenance hemodialysis access. Archives of Surgery 139:201-208. 2004.