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Dr. Waldo Concepcion

Transplantation Surgeon

Dr. Waldo Concepcion

Transplantation Surgeon


Dr. Waldo Concepcion is Transplantation Surgery Consultant at Al Jalila Children's and was previously Chief of Clinical Transplantation and Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, USA. He specialises in kidney and liver transplantation, liver tumors, dialysis access, and surgical treatment of liver, pancreas, and bile ducts. 

Dr. Waldo completed his medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, developed a passion for transplantation and spent two years working in a research lab with his mentor Dr. Leonard Bailey, training in heart transplantation. After his Residency, he went to the University of Pittsburgh under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Starzl, the father of modern organ transplantation. Dr. Waldo's passion and focus has been the treatment of children with kidney and liver disease. He has developed innovative surgical techniques to treat children with complex vascular problems and is able to provide kidney transplantation. Dr. Waldo continues to research on kidney regeneration by mesenchymal stem cell and immunomodulation of the immune response by the use of apoptotic DNA technology.

Professional Background

Medical School

1979 - 1980
Social Service, Hospital General de Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
1978 - 1979
Internship at Hospital del Sureste, Tabasco, Mexico


1982 - 1987
General Surgery Residency, Loma Linda University, California


1987 - 1989
University of Pittsburgh, Multi-organ Transplantation Fellowship under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Starzl

Work Experience

2005 - 2019
Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Chief of Clinical Transplantation, Chief of Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics ( Nephrology) Stanford University
1996 - 2005
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Director of Transplantation Institute. Associate Professor of Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
1995 - 1998
Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Transplantation Surgery Consultant, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine.
1989 - 1994
Pacific Presbyterial Medical Center, Transplantation Surgery Consultant, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California, Davis

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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