Dr. Rafael Villicana MD Nephrologist

Dr. Rafael Villicana is a nephrologist in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years. He is one of 44 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 63 at Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center who specialize in Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Hospital Affiliation

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Ranked #22 in Nephrology

Ronald Reagan University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Ranked #8 in Nephrology

Education & Medical Training

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2000–2003

University of California at San Francisco
Fellowship, Nephrology, 2003–2005

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Class of 2000

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Nephrology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Efficacy, Outcomes, and Cost-Effectiveness of Desensitization Using IVIG and Rituximab.
Vo, A. A.,Petrozzino, J.,Yeung, K.,Sinha, A.,Kahwaji, J.,Peng, A.,Villicana, R.,Mackowiak, J.,Jordan, S. C.

Desensitizing the broadly human leukocyte antigen-sensitized patient awaiting deceased donor kidney transplantation.
Jordan, S. C., Reinsmoen, N., Lai, C. H., Cao, K., Kahwaji, J., Peng, A., Villicana, R., Vo, A.

Infectious complications in kidney-transplant recipients desensitized with rituximab and intravenous immunoglobulin.
Kahwaji, J., Sinha, A., Toyoda, M., Ge, S., Reinsmoen, N., Cao, K., Lai, C. H., Villicana, R., Peng, A., Jordan, S., Vo, A.

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