Carlos O. Esquivel, MD, General Surgery, Stanford, CA

Carlos O.OEsquivelMDPh.D.

General Surgery Stanford, CA

Transplantation, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Professor, Surgery - Abdominal Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery Stanford University Medical Center

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Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1984 - 1985
  • University of California Davis
    University of California DavisResidency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1984
  • University of LundPh.D., 1982
  • Universidad de Costa Rica  Faculty of Medicine
    Universidad de Costa Rica Faculty of MedicineClass of 1975
  • University of Costa RicaPre-med, 1969

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1984 - 1988
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1978 - 2021
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Recipient of Francis Moore Excellence in Mentorship in the Field of Transplantation Award American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2015
  • Recognized as Transplant Pioneer San Francisco Giants Pregame ceremony, 17th Annual Organ Donor Awareness Day, 2014
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2002-2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Poorer Overall Survival in Patients Undergoing Left-sided Compared With Right-sided Partial Hepatectomy  
    Valenzuela A, Ha NB, Gallo A, Bonham C, Ahmed A, Melcher M, Kim LH, Esquivel CO, Concepcion W, Ayoub WE, Lutchman GA, Daugherty T, Nguyen MH, J Clin Gastroentero, 1/6/2014
  • Improved survival outcomes inpatients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and alcoholic liver disease following liver transplantation: an analysis of 2002-2012 United N...  
    Wong RJ, Chou C, Bonham CA, Concepcion W, Esquivel CO, Ahmed A, Clin Transplant, 1/1/2014
  • Primary Surgical Resection Versus Liver Transplantation for Transplant-Eligible Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients  
    Wong RJ, Wantuck J, Valenzuela A, Ahmed A, Bonham C, Gallo A, Melcher M, Lutchman G, Concepcion W, Esquivel CO, Garcia G, Daugherty T, Nguyen MH, Dig Dis Sci, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Improved long term survival following liver transplantation for childhood primary hepatic malignancy.
    Pham T, Gallo A, Concepcion W, Esquivel CO, Bonham CA, Am J Transplant, 1/1/2015
  • Resolution of acute kidney injury after liver transplantation: Single Center Experience.
    Todo T, Gallo A, Berumen J, Feinberg E, Melcher M, Bonham C, Busque S, Concepcion W, Esquivel CO, Am J Transplant, 1/1/2014
  • Etiology of liver disease affects post-liver transplantation survival among hepatocellular carcinoma patients.
    Wong RJ, Ahmed A, Concepcion W, Esquivel CO, Liver Transpl, 1/1/2014
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  • Invited Speaker: "Pediatric Malignancy- What to Do?" 
    Miami Beach, FL - 1/15/2015
  • Invited Speaker: "Worst. Case. Ever." 
    Miami Beach, FL - 1/15/2015
  • Invited Speaker: "Overview- Team Science" 
    Miami Beach, FL - 1/15/2015
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  • Treatment of recurrent post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) of the central nervous system (CNS) with high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX). 
    Twist CJ, Kjelson L, McKenney A, Bonham CA, Esquivel CO, Castillo RO, XI International Small Bowel Transplant Symposium
    Bologna, Italy - 1/9/2009
  • Pulmonary varices presenting as a solitary lung mass in a patient with end-stage liver disease. 
    Man KM, Keeffe EB, Brown CR, Egawa H, Esquivel CO, Search on Pulmonology, Volume 5(2)
  • Surgical treatment for hepatic neoplasms. 
    Esquivel CO, Pacific Transplant, p. 6-7
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Professional Memberships

  • Fellow
  • Member
  • Member
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Surgical Association
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • The Transplantation Society
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • International Society of Surgey
  • San Francisco Surgical Society
  • The Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • American Society for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • The International Liver Transplantation Society
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • The Xenotransplantation Society
  • The International Intestinal Association
  • U.C. Davis Surgical Association

Other Languages

  • Spanish