Hans A. Gritsch, MD

Hans A. Gritsch, MD

Kidney Transplant Surgery| Urology
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Westwood Urology
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 140
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-1666

About

Preferred Name: H. Albin Gritsch, MD

HS Clinical Professor of Urology. John Jergens Chair in Kidney Transplantation. Dr. Gritsch trained at UCLA and Harvard and specializes in the urologic care of patients with renal failure. He is the Surgical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program which has maintained 3-year graft survival rates which are excellent for over 25 years (Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients - SRTR). The program is in the top five for transplant volume and is also the largest living donor exchange program in the nation. He has expertise in the transplantation of adult and pediatric patients with complex urinary reconstruction. His research interest is in the development of new ways to facilitate rapid recovery from renal transplant and kidney donation operations.

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Urological Association
  • AUA/ABU Exam committee member 2003 – 07
  • Office of Education, Core Committee 2016 –
  • Association for Academic Surgery Editorial Board
  • Clinical Transplantation - Associate Editor
  • Transplantation Society
  • Transplant Recipients International
  • Advisory Board Member Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery President 2010
  • United Network for Organ Sharing, Member At-Large Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Committee, 03-07 Region 5 representative Pediatric Transplant Committee, 05-07 Region 5 representative Kidney Transplant Committee, 07-09

Languages

Spanish, German, English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 1996

Fellowships

UPMC Presbyterian, 1994
Harvard Medical School, 1993

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 1991

Internships

UCLA School of Medicine, 1987
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1986

Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD, 1985

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022
  • American College of Surgeons, Faculty Research Fellowship 1997-1999
  • American Foundation of Urologic Disease Research Scholar, 1991 - 1993

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Repeat kidney transplant
Hiv positive to hiv positive transplant
Renal autotransplant
Pancreas transplant
Living donor kidney transplant
Kidney transplant

Videos

Kidney Transplant for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2022
  • American College of Surgeons, Faculty Research Fellowship 1997-1999
  • American Foundation of Urologic Disease Research Scholar, 1991 - 1993

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