Hans A. Gritsch, MD

Hans A. Gritsch, MD

Kidney Transplant Surgery| Urology
Primary Location
Westwood Urology
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 140
Los Angeles, California 90095


Preferred Name: H. Albin Gritsch, M.D.

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
  • Fellow American Medical Association
  • 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
  • Transplantation 2008 International Xenotransplantatio Association
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
  • 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


Spanish, German, English


Medical Board Certification

Urology, American Board of Urology, 1996


UPMC Presbyterian, 1994
Harvard Medical School, 1993


UCLA School of Medicine, 1991


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


Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD, 1985


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Living donor kidney transplant
Kidney transplant


Kidney Transplant for Polycystic Kidney Disease



  • American College of Surgeons, Faculty Research Fellowship 1997-1999
  • American Foundation of Urologic Disease Research Scholar, 1991 - 1993