Director, Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation
Professor of Medicine

Contact Information:

UCLA Division of Nephrology                           
7-155 Factor Buiilding
700 Tiverton Avenue 
Los Angeles, CA  90095
Phone: (310) 206-6741
Fax: (310) 825-6309


Dr. Gabriel Danovitch received his medical education in Great Britain. He did his renal fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He then returned to Israel to head the Nephrology Program at Soroka University in Beersheba. During the early years of his career, he led several important studies on the pathophysiology of chronic renal failure. In 1979, he joined UCLA Division of Nephrology. Four years later, in 1983, he became the Director of UCLA's Kidney Transplant Program. He is a Medical Director of the organ procurement organization, “OneLegacy”, and is active in major national and international transplant-related professional organizations.

Dr. Danovitch has played a pivotal role in the development of the renal transplant program at UCLA, which has been consistently ranked among the top five in the nation. The UCLA kidney transplant program is regarded as the premier program in Southern California and is a referral base for much of the Western U.S. Between 250 to 300 kidney transplants are performed annually and close to 1700 patients are awaiting deceased donor kidney transplantation at the UCLA program. The UCLA kidney transplant program is proud to have helped train many nephrologists and transplant physicians.

Dr. Danovitch’s transplant-related research has focused on various aspects of clinical transplantation and particularly the development of new immunosuppressive drugs and innovative immunosuppressive protocols. He has been very active on the national level in the development of management guidelines for various aspects of clinical transplant care as well the complex issues associated with organ allocation at a time of acute national shortage. He is a founding member of the Custodian Group of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism and co-edits its website

Dr. Danovitch has published major textbooks in the field of kidney transplantation and through his publications and lectures is highly respected nationally and internationally as a transplant clinician and educator.