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About Peter A. Than, MD, FACS

Peter A. Than, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in abdominal organ (liver and kidney) transplantation in adults and children. His expertise also includes living donor organ transplantation, general surgery procedures in patients with liver and kidney disease, dialysis access surgery and surgical treatment of hepatobiliary (liver, bile duct, and gallbladder) disorders.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, he trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research investigates strategies to increase the supply of suitable organs for transplantation, develop techniques for organ assessment and improve allograft outcomes. His research has been presented at numerous national meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Than was a surgeon at UC Davis Medical Center, specializing in abdominal organ transplantation and dialysis access.

Dr. Than completed a fellowship in abdominal multi-organ transplantation at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also completed residency training in general surgery and served as administrative chief resident. He also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Stanford focusing on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and cell and gene therapies.

He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Than is board certified in general surgery.

Outside of work Dr. Than enjoys cycling, traveling and spending time with his family.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Transplant Programs and Surgery Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
Open Payments Program Notification
For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.
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Medical Degree

  • Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI

Residency

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Fellowship

  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2023-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Abdominal Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Tumors
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Dialysis Access
  • Gallbladder Disease
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted
Open Payments Program Notification
For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.
View Open Payments data for Dr. Than
  • Cancer