• Over 25 years of experience in Pediatric TransplantationOver 25 years of experience in Pediatric Transplantation
  • National leader for pediatric transplant volume National leader for pediatric transplant volume
  • Dr. Esquivel with pediatric patientDr. Esquivel with pediatric patient

Pediatric Transplant Center

US News - Stanford Children's Health The Transplant Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a National leader in pediatric transplant volume and we know that a successful transplant can make a dramatic difference for a child who needs it.  Our team of transplant physicians also focuses on innovations that may help your child avoid a transplant altogether. In either case our goal is the same: to deliver outstanding medical care in an environment that makes your child, whatever their age, feel like a kid, not a patient.

With transplant subspecialties in kidney, liver, intestine, heart, lung and stem cell, as well as combined transplants across these disciplines, our Transplant Center provides high-quality, comprehensive services in an exclusively child- and family-centered setting.

Our transplant teams specialize in treating high-risk patients and complex cases, including liver tumors, rare genetic disorders and combined transplants, as well as some of the smallest, youngest and sickest patients. Despite how fragile our patients may be, our outcomes consistently remain among the best in the nation.

Meet Taylor Simpson

Taylor Simpson

Fourteen-year old Taylor needed a kidney. Fortunately for her, she had an awesome mom who jumped at the chance to help.

Read Taylor's story


Research and innovation keep us on the leading edge of transplant medicine through our affiliation with Stanford Medicine and Stanford Health Care. Our transplant specialists are also specialists in the care of children, making our hospital the best choice for kids and parents alike.