Refer a Patient for Transplant Care

Nationally recognized organ, blood and marrow transplantation

Dr. James Mason listens to colleagues from the Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation around a meeting table.

Dr. James Mason, Scripps Clinic, Scripps Center for Organ and Cell Transplantation

Nationally recognized organ, blood and marrow transplantation

The Scripps organ transplantation and blood and marrow transplantation teams deliver the highest quality of transplant care every day. Our goal is to provide patients with a significantly improved quality of life, which is accomplished by creating a strong partnership with our patients, their family members and their referring physicians.

We offer comprehensive, individualized and compassionate care, and jointly follow the patient with the referring physician, providing frequent communication throughout the transplant process. Once a patient’s immediate transplant treatment is complete, the referring physician can continue the patient’s ongoing care with our help and expertise as needed.

Our transplant team is composed of an established, multidisciplinary panel of surgeons, hepatologists, nephrologists, hematologists and oncologists who are nationally recognized as leaders in their field at the forefront of the latest advancements and treatment options. This team is complemented by a comprehensive medical staff specially trained to care for transplant patients, and provides the full range of services our patients need to be successful.

In addition to comprehensive transplantation care, our highly trained team of hepatologists and caregivers deliver expert liver disease care when transplant may not be indicated or be the recommended treatment for a patient’s condition.

A history of caring for transplant patients

Scripps has a strong reputation and history of caring for transplant patients, supported by numerous accomplishments that speak to the quality of our program.

  • In 1990, Scripps Clinic developed San Diego’s first liver transplant program. Within a few years, the organ and cell transplant program expanded to include kidney and pancreas transplants, as well as a living donor program for kidney transplants.
  • Scripps is a leader in complex transplantation, caring for patients with advanced comorbidities, such as cardiac disease, advanced age and ABO-incompatibility.
  • Scripps was the first in San Diego to complete three-way and international kidney exchanges.
  • Our steroid-free program features enhanced protocols and monitoring capabilities to avoid long-term steroid usage, and has proven outcomes and survival rates that surpass UNOS expectations.
  • Established in 1980, Scripps BMT Program was the first in San Diego and one of the first in the nation to administer life-saving stem cell transplantation.
  • We are the primary collection source for the National Marrow Donor Program in Southern California and the Department of Defense, as well as the largest collection site in the world.


If you have questions or would like additional information as a referring physician, please feel free to call us or download our brochure (PDF, 5.4 MB).