Transplant Services

Saving lives through transplantation

A group of Scripps transplant physicians siting at a conference table, representing the advanced multidisciplinary transplant services at Scripps.

Drs. Christopher Marsh and James Mason, Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation, Scripps Clinic

Saving lives through transplantation

For more than 20 years, our medical team has provided expert care to people in need of life-saving organ transplants and blood or marrow transplants in one of southern California’s premier transplant centers. In 1980, Scripps developed the first blood and bone marrow transplant (BMT) program in San Diego, and was one of the first in the nation to administer bone marrow stem cell transplantation. In 1990, San Diego’s first liver transplant program was developed by Scripps Clinic.

With decades of experience and leadership, Scripps transplant surgeons and support teams offer you and your loved ones compassionate, expert care along every step of your journey.

Through innovative treatments and rigorous research, our transplant programs have amassed one of the longest-established records in the nation for high quality care. No matter where you live, our San Diego organ transplant team is here to help.

Organ transplant

A team of transplant surgeons perform an organ transplant at in a surgery room at Scripps Health.

Organ transplant

From transplant surgeons and transplant nurses to insurance coordinators and support group facilitators, our team works to assist patients with care and compassion through the organ transplant process.

Scripps provides comprehensive kidney transplant, liver transplant and pancreas transplant services, as well as transplant hepatology services. Our expert medical team will help you understand important organ transplant facts, answer your questions and address your concerns.

Blood and marrow transplant

A mature male transplant blood and marrow transplant surgeon at Scripps Health stands proud in a clinical lab setting.

Blood and marrow transplant

Scripps Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program offers life-saving treatments for blood cancers and other conditions. Recognized for our expertise and innovation, our BMT program facilitates bone marrow and stem cell transplants for people across the country.

We’re also the primary collection source for the National Marrow Donor Program in Southern California, the Department of Defense, as well as the largest collection site in the world.

Our approach to transplants

Our approach to transplants

At Scripps, we treat the person, not the illness. Our patient-centered approach combines a multidisciplinary team with the most advanced treatments and technology available in San Diego and beyond.

We are now offering Video Visits for some specialty care appointments. If you are interested in scheduling a Video Visit, contact the provider’s office directly. The doctor’s office will work with you to determine if this is the right type of visit for you.

Transplant care locations

Blood, marrow and solid organ transplant services, and transplant hepatology services, are offered at Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, located about 15 miles north of downtown San Diego. We also offer transplant hepatology services at the Prebys Cancer Center, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. 

Additionally, we have satellite offices that extend our solid organ transplant (liver, kidney and pancreas) services to patients beyond the San Diego region:


28078 Baxter Road, Ste. 530 

Murrieta, CA 92563

Blood and marrow transplant services are also offered at the following locations:

Please contact us for information about office locations, days and hours of operation and appointment times.

Liver disease care

In addition to comprehensive transplantation care, our highly trained team of hepatologists and caregivers deliver expert liver disease care. Some liver conditions may eventually lead to the need for a transplant and if your condition does indicate a transplant is the best course of treatment, it’s best to be monitored and cared for by a physician who specializes in liver transplant care.

Our team provides treatment and care for the following conditions: 

  • Acute and chronic liver failure
  • Liver cancer, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cirrhosis
  • Chronic liver disease such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, fatty liver, autoimmune and other genetic liver diseases
  • Severe acute alcoholic hepatitis
  • Biliary stricture 
  • Portal hypertension
  • Complex liver, gallbladder and other bile duct disorders

Scripps also offers sophisticated ultrasound technology for early detection and treatment of fibrosis.

Patient support and resources

Scripps offers a variety of patient support services to ensure your physical, psychological and emotional well-being as well as resources for dealing with the logistical aspects of your care. Our inspirational transplant patient success stories are another great resource to learn more about the supportive, life-affirming aspects of Scripps transplant services and care.  

For referring providers

The Scripps transplantation team delivers the highest quality of transplant care every day and partners with referring providers during their patient’s transplant process and ongoing care. If you’re a physician, learn how to refer a patient to our program.