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Francis Moore Excellence in Mentorship in the Field of Transplantation Surgery Award 2015 Recipient

Carlos Esquivel

Carlos O. Esquivel, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Carlos O. Esquivel is The Arnold and Barbara Silverman Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation and Director of the Liver and Intestinal Transplant Programs at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. He is also Associate Director of the Institute of Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection at Stanford University. He received his MD degree from the University of Costa Rica School of Medicine, completed general surgery training at the University of California Davis, and then obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Lund in Sweden.

He trained in transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Dr. Thomas E. Starzl and remained as a member of the faculty during the busiest years at that institution. In 1988, Dr. Esquivel founded the highly successful Liver Transplant Program at California Pacific Medical Center (formerly known as Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center) in San Francisco. He was then recruited to Stanford in 1995 to rebuild the abdominal transplant programs.

Dr. Esquivel is recognized worldwide as an expert and pioneer in transplantation. In education, Dr. Esquivel has trained many fellows in clinical and transplantation research. The majority of his former fellows remain in academic surgery and many hold positions of leadership. He is a creative and productive investigator, having contributed 325 publications in the transplant literature and given close to 200 lectures throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Esquivel, a NIH-funded investigator, oversees multiple basic science and clinical research projects that seek to advance the field of transplantation and improve the lives of transplant patients and their families.