Dr. Donald C. Dafoe is a board-certified UCI Health surgeon who specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation.

Donald C. Dafoe, MD

Specialties

Transplant Surgery, General Surgery

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Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery - General
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
The University of Wisconsin - Madisonmedicine
Internship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvaniarotating internship
Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvaniasurgery
Fellowship
Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaTransplantation surgery
Professional Positions
  • Professor and Chief — Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Surgical Director — UCI Health Kidney Transplant Services 
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association – 2021
     
More Information

Dr. Donald C. Dafoe is a board-certified UCI Health surgeon who specializes in kidney and pancreas transplantation.

Dafoe earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed an internship and surgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed a fellowship in transplantation surgery.

A transplant surgeon with more than 30 years of clinical, research and academic experience, Dafoe comes to UCI Medical Center and the UCI School of Medicine from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he directed the pancreas transplant program. He previously served as director of the University of Michigan's pancreas transplantation program and professor and chair of surgery at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Dafoe has published more than 160 scientific papers and has served on boards of numerous professional organizations. He is chief of the UCI School of Medicine's Division of Tranplantation and surgical director of UCI Health Kidney Transplant Services

He sees patients at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

UCI Medical Center, Pavilion 1
UCI Medical Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8441
UCI Health Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8441
Fax: 855-209-8413