Expert Team

Cedars-Sinai is indeed fortunate to have the expertise of some of the world's leading Kidney and Pancreas transplant specialists.  

In addition to diagnosing and treating complex medical conditions and performing the multifaceted procedures associated with organ transplants, the staff at Cedars-Sinai is engaged in groundbreaking research that has advanced the field of medicine in many ways. Recognized for their expertise, members of our team are published widely in national and international scientific and medical journals.

Alagappan Annamalai, MD

Transplant Surgeon

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Donald C. Dafoe, MD

Director Pancreas Transplantation
Director Education

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Stanley C. Jordan, MD

Director Kidney Transplantation and Transplant Immunology
Director Division of Pediatric and Adult Nephrology

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Joseph M. Kahwaji, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine/Nephrology

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Elaine S. Kamil, MD

Clinical Director Pediatric Nephrology

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Hyung Lae Kim, MD

Director Academic Programs; Urology
Associate Director Surgical Research; Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute

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Irene Kim, MD

Surgeon Comprehensive Transplant Center

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Christopher Ng, MD


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Alice Peng, MD

Associate Director Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center

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Dechu Puliyanda, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

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Rafael Villicana, MD


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Ashley Anh Vo, PharmD

Administrative Director Transplant Immunotherapy Program

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Gordon Wu, MD

Director Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory

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