Dr. Melcher Promoted to Professor
September 8, 2022
Dr. Marc Melcher has been promoted to Professor, UML in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation effective October 1, 2022.
"Dr. Melcher is a nationally and internationally renowned transplant surgeon and recognized as an expert in research using algorithms to assist in clinical decisions, predicting outcomes, and recruiting trainees," said Division Chief Dr. Carlos Esquivel. "He has developed mobile apps, published on the Apple and Google app stores, that make algorithms such as those that determine waiting list priority, assess donor risk, and estimate early graft failure risk more quantifiable."
Dr. Melcher has worked with Nobel Prize Winner Alvin Roth, PhD to increase the positive impact of paired kidney exchange and is currently working on an AI platform to score donor liver steatosis.
Dr. Melcher is a graduate of Stanford's General Surgery Residency Program and returned to Stanford as faculty after completing a Multi-organ Transplantation Fellowship at UC, San Francisco in 2006. After dedicating eight years as General Surgery Residency Program Director and five years as Abdominal Transplant Assistant Program Director, Dr. Melcher became the Director of the Transplant Fellowship Program. Dr. Melcher currently serves as the Committee Chair of the Liver/Intestine Quality Council for SHC, the SHC UNOS representative, and on the SHC Medical Executive Committee.
Additionally, Dr. Melcher was President of the San Francisco Surgical Society from 2019-20 where he led the modernization of the society bylaws to emphasize diversity and to remove gender-specific pronouns.