University of California San Francisco

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Stephen J. Tomlanovich, MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Departments of Medicine and Surgery
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Service



    Dr. Stephen Tomlanovich is a nationally known kidney transplant specialist who has worked to improve patient access to transplants through the development of outreach clinics in communities throughout Northern California.

    In addition to caring for patients, he conducts research to help develop new immunosuppressive medications to prevent organ rejection. He is a principal investigator in numerous studies that have led to new immunosuppressive drugs to improve the success rate of transplants while minimizing side effects. He also is involved with regional and national organizations and serves on the board of directors of the California Transplant Donor Network and the Transpacific Renal Network.

    Tomlanovich earned a medical degree at the University of Michigan and completed an internship at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital followed by a residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. In 1985, he completed a nephrology fellowship at Stanford University and joined UCSF Medical Center.


    • Notre Dame University, BS 
    • University of Michigan Medical School, MD
    • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Internal Medicine
    • Henry Ford Hospital, Internal Medicine
    • Stanford University Medical Center, Nephrology 

    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology - Subspecialty

    Clinical Expertise

    Pancreas Transplantation
    Kidney Transplantation
    Living Kidney Donor Transplantation
    End Stage Renal Disease (Kidney Failure)
    Chronic Kidney Disease
    Transplant Nephrology