Junichiro Sageshima, M.D.

Junichiro Sageshima, M.D.


Transplant Surgery




  • Surgical Director, Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program
  • Professor, Division of Clinical Surgery


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UC Davis Medical Center

2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2111
Clinic Phone: 800-821-9912
Clinic Referral Phone: 916-734-5194
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sageshima believes that "transplantation" requires teamwork among multidisciplinary team members, and a patient and family members are the most important part of the transplant team.

As a transplant surgeon, he aims to provide more opportunities and better outcomes to patients with end-stage organ disease by optimizing organ recovery, preservation, transplant surgery and pre-/post-surgery management.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sageshima is a transplant surgeon offering care for patients with end-stage organ disease. He has special clinical interest and expertise in adult and pediatric kidney and pancreas transplantation, organ recovery and preservation, live donor surgery, and vascular and peritoneal access surgery.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Sageshim's research focuses on improving the transplant outcomes, especially through new methods of organ recovery, preservation, and transplantation. Dr. Sageshima has a research interest in clinical and translational transplant research.


Transplant Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center


M.D., Showa University School of Medicine, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan 1990


Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical College Hospital, Tokyo, Japan 1992-1996


Transplant Surgery, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami FL 2002-2004

Board Certifications

American Society of Transplant Surgeons - Transplant Surgery,

CA Physicians and Surgeon,

Japan Surgical Society, 2013

Professional Memberships

American College of Surgeons

American Society of Transplant Surgeons

International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association

The International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement

The Japan Surgical Society

The Transplantation Society

Honors and Awards

�Diamond Doc Award� Extraordinary Patient Care, UC Davis Medical Center, 2021

Select Recent Publications

Sageshima J, Chandar J, Chen LJ, Shah R, Al Nuss A, Vincenzi P, Morsi M, Figueiro J, Vianna R, Ciancio G, Burke GW 3rd. How to Deal With Kidney Retransplantation-Second, Third, Fourth, and Beyond. Transplantation. 2022 Apr 1;106(4):709-721. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000003888. PMID:34310100.

Sageshima J, Troppmann C, McVicar JP, Santhanakrishnan C, de Mattos AM, Perez RV. Impact of Willingness to Accept Hepatitis C Seropositive Kidneys Among Hepatitis C RNA-Positive Waitlisted Patients. Transplantation. 2018 Jul;102(7):1179-1187. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000002096. PMID:29953423.

Paloyo S, Sageshima J, Gaynor JJ, Chen L, Ciancio G, Burke GW. Negative impact of prolonged cold storage time before machine perfusion preservation in donation after circulatory death kidney transplantation. Transpl Int. 2016 Oct;29(10):1117-25. doi:10.1111/tri.12818. Epub 2016 Aug 12. PMID:27421771.

Sageshima J, Ciancio G, Chen L, Dohi T, El-Hinnawi A, Paloyo S, Misawa R, Ekwenna O, Yatawatta A, Burke GW 3rd. Everolimus with low-dose tacrolimus in simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2014 Jul;28(7):797-801. doi:10.1111/ctr.12381. Epub 2014 Jun 1. PMID:24779669.

Yu CC, Fornoni A, Weins A, Hakroush S, Maiguel D, Sageshima J, Chen L, Ciancio G, Faridi MH, Behr D, Campbell KN, Chang JM, Chen HC, Oh J, Faul C, Arnaout MA, Fiorina P, Gupta V, Greka A, Burke GW 3rd, Mundel P. Abatacept in B7-1-positive proteinuric kidney disease. N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 19;369(25):2416-23. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1304572. Epub 2013 Nov 8. PMID:24206430.

Ciancio G, Sageshima J, Akpinar E, Gaynor JJ, Chen L, Zarak A, Hanson L, Tueros L, Guerra G, Mattiazzi A, Kupin W, Roth D, Ricordi C, Burke GW 3rd. A randomized pilot study of donor stem cell infusion in living-related kidney transplant recipients receiving alemtuzumab. Transplantation. 2013 Nov 15;96(9):800-6. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e3182a0f68c. PMID:23903014.

Ciancio G, Sageshima J, Chen L, Gaynor JJ, Hanson L, Tueros L, Montenora-Velarde E, Gomez C, Kupin W, Guerra G, Mattiazzi A, Fornoni A, Pugliese A, Roth D, Wolf M, Burke GW 3rd. Advantage of rapamycin over mycophenolate mofetil when used with tacrolimus for simultaneous pancreas kidney transplants: randomized, single-center trial at 10 years. Am J Transplant. 2012 Dec;12(12):3363-76. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04235.x. Epub 2012 Sep 4. PMID:22946986.

Hibi T, Sageshima J, Molina E, Ciancio G, Nishida S, Chen L, Arosemena L, Mattiazzi A, Guerra G, Kupin W, Tekin A, Selvaggi G, Levi D, Ruiz P, Livingstone AS, Roth D, Martin P, Tzakis A, Burke GW. Predisposing factors of diminished survival in simultaneous liver/kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Nov;12(11):2966-73. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04121.x. Epub 2012 Jun 8. PMID:22681708.

Ciancio G, Gaynor JJ, Sageshima J, Roth D, Kupin W, Guerra G, Tueros L, Zarak A, Hanson L, Ganz S, Chen L, Ruiz P, Livingstone AS, Burke GW 3rd. Machine perfusion following static cold storage preservation in kidney transplantation: donor-matched pair analysis of the prognostic impact of longer pump time. Transpl Int. 2012 Jan;25(1):34-40. doi:10.1111/j.1432-2277.2011.01364.x. Epub 2011 Oct 8. PMID:21981661.

Wei C, El Hindi S, Li J, Fornoni A, Goes N, Sageshima J, Maiguel D, Karumanchi SA, Yap HK, Saleem M, Zhang Q, Nikolic B, Chaudhuri A, Daftarian P, Salido E, Torres A, Salifu M, Sarwal MM, Schaefer F, Morath C, Schwenger V, Zeier M, Gupta V, Roth D, Rastaldi MP, Burke G, Ruiz P, Reiser J. Circulating urokinase receptor as a cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Nat Med. 2011 Jul 31;17(8):952-60. doi:10.1038/nm.2411. PMID:21804539.