Gabriel M. DanovitchMD
Dr. Gabriel Danovitch received his medical degree from St Bartholomew's Hospital of the University of London. He completed his residency training in London and in Beersheba, Israel, and his nephrology fellowship training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He served on the faculty at Albert Einstein and then directed the nephrology unit at Soroka Hospital in Israel.
He currently holds the John J. Kuiper Chair in Nephrology and Renal Transplantation at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with the academic rank of Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He is the longtime Medical Director of its renowned Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program: one of the largest and most successful in the US.
Dr. Danovitch has devoted his recent career to various aspects of clinical kidney transplantation. He has published over 180 original articles and 50 book chapters. He has mentored a generation of transplant physicians and leads the UCLA AST/ASN kidney transplant, medicine fellowships, since its inception. Dr. Danovitch is an internationally recognized authority on transplant immunosuppression, clinical transplant care, transplant ethics, and public policy. He has served on the board of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the United Network for Organ Donation (UNOS) and is the past Chair of its International Relations Committee.
He is a founder member of the Custodian Group of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) and now serves as its Co-Chair. He is the Medical Director of OneLegacy, the organ procurement agency of Southern California. His classic textbook, the Handbook of Kidney Transplantation, now in its fifth edition and translated into five languages, has become required reading for those entering the field.