Neal Mineyev, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Neal Mineyev, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

To see if Neal Mineyev is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Surgery - General

Transplant Surgery

Hepatobiliary Surgery

Organ Recovery and Preservation

Surgery - Transplant



Locations and Contact

2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Mineyev's philosophy is to provide the highest quality of care to his patients through compassion, technical excellence, and individualized attention to detail through a multi-disciplinary treatment approach. He believes that transplantation is a life long journey that involves the care and support of not only the patient but their family members as well and involves a team-based approach for their overall success.

Clinical Interests

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

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Mineyev's research focuses on improving transplantation outcomes through optimizing surgical techniques as well as immunosuppression therapies and protocols.  He also has interest in increasing utilization of marginal organs through improved preservation techniques and organ allocation.


Transplant Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

Transplant Center

Undergraduate School

B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2005

Medical School

M.D., American University, Netherlands, Antilles 2009


General Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Hospital and Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles CA 2010-2011


General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, Hofstra University School of Medicine, New York NY 2014-2018


General Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Hospital and Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles CA 2011-2012


Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Stanford CA 2018-2020


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Oncology, University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles CA 2012-2014

Diamond Doc Award, 2022

Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, New York Medical College, 2015

Alpha Omega Phi Medical Honor and Service Society, 2007

Yu, J.; Sageshima, J.; Nuño, M.; Mineyev, N.; Goussous, N.; Perez, R.V.: Very Small Pediatric Donors May Help Address the Sex Disparity in Access to Kidney Transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2022; 22 (suppl 3).

Yu, J.; Sageshima, J.; Nuño, M.; Mineyev, N.; Goussous, N.; Perez, R.V.: Very Small Pediatric Donor Kidneys Address the Organ Shortage and Sex Disparity in Transplantation. JAMA Surgery. March 2022.

Mineyev N, Lee A, Brubaker A, Stoltz D, Mckenzie R, Mendoza J, Gallo A.  Eliminating INR Thresholds for Transfusion in Pediatric Patients with Fulminant Hepatic Failure. American Society of Transplant Surgeons Winter Symposium. January 2020

Mineyev N, Chaffee KM, Wong J: Malignant Liver Tumors (Metastatic Liver Disease). In: Docimo Jr. S, Pauli EM, eds.: Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery, 1st edition. Switzerland: Springer Nature, 327-335. 2019.

Vuong P, Mineyev N, Lee L, Esquivel C, Conlon S, Shetty R, Concepcion W, Bonham CA, Gallo A, Pham T, Busque S, Melcher ML, Enns GM. Pediatric Liver Transplantation for Metabolic Disorders Without Intrinsic Liver Disease: A 25 Year Experience. American Transplant Congress. June 2019.

Lang JE, Ring A, Porras T, Kaur P, Forte VA, Mineyev N, Tripathy D, Press MF, Campo D. RNA-Seq of Circulating Tumor Cells in Stage II-III Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Aug;25(8):2261-2270. doi:10.1245/s10434-018-6540-4. Epub 2018 Jun 4. PMID:29868978.

Ring A, Mineyev N, Zhu W, Park E, Lomas C, Punj V, Yu M, Barrak D, Forte V, Porras T, Tripathy D, Lang JE. EpCAM based capture detects and recovers circulating tumor cells from all subtypes of breast cancer except claudin-low. Oncotarget. 2015 Dec 29;6(42):44623-34. doi:10.18632/oncotarget.5977. PMID:26556851.

Lang J, Zhu W, Nokes B, Sheth G, Novak P, Fuchs L, Watts G, Futscher B, Mineyev N, Ring A, LeBeau L, Nagle R, Cranmer L. Characterization of a novel radiation-induced sarcoma cell line. J Surg Oncol. 2015 May;111(6):669-82. doi:10.1002/jso.23860. Epub 2015 Feb 2. PMID:25644184.

Lang JE, Scott JH, Wolf DM, Novak P, Punj V, Magbanua MJ, Zhu W, Mineyev N, Haqq CM, Crothers JR, Esserman LJ, Tripathy D, van 't Veer L, Park JW. Expression profiling of circulating tumor cells in metastatic breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jan;149(1):121-31. doi:10.1007/s10549-014-3215-0. Epub 2014 Nov 29. PMID:25432738.