Balboa Institute of Transplantation

The Balboa Institute of Transplantation is a long-term transplant clinic serving the San Diego County area. We provide care for patients here to facilitate a seamless post-transplant transition.

Bijal Patel, M.D.

Position: San Diego - Metro
Categories: Aetna, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, American Choice Provider Network (ACPN), Anthem Blue Cross, Balboa Institute of Transplantation, Blue Shield, Blue Shield PROMISE Health Plan (Formerly Care 1st), California Health & Wellness, CHG, Cigna, Cigna Local Plus (Invitation only), Clinicas de Salud: Community Care IPA, Complete Care IPA (Avanta), Coventry (CCN): First Health/ Mail Handlers/ GEHA, Dept. of Veteran's Affair (CalVet), EA Health (Sharp), Easy Access Care IPA, Family Health Center San Diego PACE, Freedom Physicians IPA, Health Excell IPA (Formerly XIMED), Health Net, Health Net Federal Services (TRICARE), Health Now IPA, Health Smart, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Imperial Health Holdings, IN Physician Associates, Insurance Providers, Integrated Health Partners, Kaiser, Medi-cal, Medicare, Molina, MPMG, Multiplan/ PHCS/ Beech Street, Networks By Design, PFMC, Primary Care Associates of California IPA, Prime Health Services, Regal Medical Group, San Diego, SCMG, Scripps Health Plan Services: Scripps Coastal IPA, Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Scripps Preference Network, Sharp Health Plan, Sharp Rees- Stealy (SRS CLINIC & HOSPITAL ONLY), ST. PAUL'S PACE, United Healhcare, United Physicians International, Universal Care (Brand New Day), Western Growers/ Pinnacle, YOUnity Medical Affiliates IPA
Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation, San Diego

Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation

Location: San Diego – Metro
Address: 8010 Frost St # 510, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-637-4700
Fax: 858-637-4701

Dr. Patel joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2007. He practices in the Sharp Metro area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Patel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed both his residency and Nephrology fellowship at the University of California Irvine.

San Diego - Metro

Dr. Patel joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2007. He...

Guy Lund, M.D.

Position: San Diego - Metro
Categories: Aetna, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, American Choice Provider Network (ACPN), Anthem Blue Cross, Balboa Institute of Transplantation, Blue Shield, Blue Shield PROMISE Health Plan (Formerly Care 1st), California Health & Wellness, CHG, Cigna, Cigna Local Plus (Invitation only), Clinicas de Salud: Community Care IPA, Complete Care IPA (Avanta), Coventry (CCN): First Health/ Mail Handlers/ GEHA, Dept. of Veteran's Affair (CalVet), EA Health (Sharp), Easy Access Care IPA, Family Health Center San Diego PACE, Freedom Physicians IPA, Health Excell IPA (Formerly XIMED), Health Net, Health Net Federal Services (TRICARE), Health Now IPA, Health Smart, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Imperial Health Holdings, IN Physician Associates, Insurance Providers, Integrated Health Partners, Kaiser, Medi-cal, Medicare, Molina, MPMG, Multiplan/ PHCS/ Beech Street, Networks By Design, PFMC, Primary Care Associates of California IPA, Prime Health Services, Prime Healthcare Services (Alvarado & PV Hospital), Regal Medical Group, San Diego, SCMG, Scripps Health Plan Services: Scripps Coastal IPA, Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Scripps Preference Network, Sharp Health Plan, Sharp Rees- Stealy (SRS CLINIC & HOSPITAL ONLY), ST. PAUL'S PACE, United Healhcare, United Physicians International, Universal Care (Brand New Day), Western Growers/ Pinnacle, YOUnity Medical Affiliates IPA
Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation, San Diego

Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation

Location: San Diego – Metro
Address: 8010 Frost St # 510, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-637-4700
Fax: 858-637-4701

Dr. Lund joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2008. He practices in the Sharp Metro area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Lund attended medical school at Naval Medical Center, San Diego where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency. He completed his Nephrology fellowship at the University of California San Diego.

In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife.

San Diego - Metro

Dr. Lund joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2008. He...

Marquis Hart, M.D.

Position: San Diego - Metro
Categories: Aetna, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, American Choice Provider Network (ACPN), Anthem Blue Cross, Balboa Institute of Transplantation, Blue Shield, Blue Shield PROMISE Health Plan (Formerly Care 1st), California Health & Wellness, CHG, Cigna, Cigna Local Plus (Invitation only), Clinicas de Salud: Community Care IPA, Complete Care IPA (Avanta), Coventry (CCN): First Health/ Mail Handlers/ GEHA, Dept. of Veteran's Affair (CalVet), EA Health (Sharp), Easy Access Care IPA, Family Health Center San Diego PACE, Freedom Physicians IPA, Health Excell IPA (Formerly XIMED), Health Net, Health Net Federal Services (TRICARE), Health Now IPA, Health Smart, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Imperial Health Holdings, IN Physician Associates, Insurance Providers, Medi-cal, Medicare, Molina, MPMG, Multiplan/ PHCS/ Beech Street, PFMC, Primary Care Associates of California IPA, Prime Health Services, San Diego, SCMG, Scripps Health Plan Services: Scripps Coastal IPA, Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Scripps Preference Network, Sharp Health Plan, Sharp Rees- Stealy (SRS CLINIC & HOSPITAL ONLY), ST. PAUL'S PACE, United Healhcare, United Physicians International, Universal Care (Brand New Day), Western Growers/ Pinnacle, YOUnity Medical Affiliates IPA
Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation, San Diego

Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation

Location: San Diego – Metro
Address: 8010 Frost St # 510, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-637-4700
Fax: 858-637-4701

Dr. Marquis Hart joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020. He is a board-certified surgeon with over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He is a specialist in transplant, hepatobiliary and general surgery.

Dr. Hart received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stanford University, followed by a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After finishing his surgical residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, he completed his fellowship training in general surgery and liver transplantation at Rush Presbyterian Medical Center. In 1993, Dr. Hart established the liver transplant program at the University of California San Diego and served as the director of the abdominal transplant programs. Dr. Hart developed the liver transplant program at Swedish Medical Center and served as the director of transplant programs until 2019.

Dr. Hart is committed to helping his patients return to living healthy, productive lives. In his spare time he enjoys photography and spending time with his three beautiful daughters and two grandchildren.

San Diego - Metro

Dr. Marquis Hart joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020....

Jeffrey Halldorson, M.D.

Position: San Diego - Metro
Categories: Aetna, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, American Choice Provider Network (ACPN), Anthem Blue Cross, Balboa Institute of Transplantation, Blue Shield, Blue Shield PROMISE Health Plan (Formerly Care 1st), California Health & Wellness, CHG, Cigna, Cigna Local Plus (Invitation only), Clinicas de Salud: Community Care IPA, Complete Care IPA (Avanta), Coventry (CCN): First Health/ Mail Handlers/ GEHA, Dept. of Veteran's Affair (CalVet), EA Health (Sharp), Easy Access Care IPA, Family Health Center San Diego PACE, Freedom Physicians IPA, Health Excell IPA (Formerly XIMED), Health Net, Health Net Federal Services (TRICARE), Health Now IPA, Health Smart, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Imperial Health Holdings, IN Physician Associates, Insurance Providers, Integrated Health Partners, Kaiser, Medi-cal, Medicare, Molina, MPMG, Multiplan/ PHCS/ Beech Street, Networks By Design, PFMC, Primary Care Associates of California IPA, Prime Health Services, San Diego, SCMG, Scripps Health Plan Services: Scripps Coastal IPA, Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Scripps Preference Network, Sharp Health Plan, Sharp Rees- Stealy (SRS CLINIC & HOSPITAL ONLY), ST. PAUL'S PACE, United Healhcare, United Physicians International, Universal Care (Brand New Day), Western Growers/ Pinnacle, YOUnity Medical Affiliates IPA
Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation, San Diego

Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation

Location: San Diego – Metro
Address: 8010 Frost St # 510, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-637-4700
Fax: 858-637-4701

Dr. Halldorson joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He is a General Surgeon specializing in kidney transplantation at Sharp Memorial where he is also the Surgical Director of Transplantation.

Dr. Halldorson attended medical school at the University of Michigan where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his Molecular Biology/Gene Therapy Post-Doctoral fellowship training followed by his Transplant fellowship training at The University of San Francisco.

In his free time, he likes to cycle, sail, hike and cook.

San Diego - Metro

Dr. Halldorson joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He...

Arman Faravardeh, M.D

Position: San Diego - Metro | CIRR Frost Street
Categories: Aetna, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, American Choice Provider Network (ACPN), Anthem Blue Cross, Balboa Institute of Transplantation, Blue Shield, Blue Shield PROMISE Health Plan (Formerly Care 1st), California Health & Wellness, California Institutes of Renal Research, CHG, Cigna, Cigna Local Plus (Invitation only), Clinicas de Salud: Community Care IPA, Complete Care IPA (Avanta), Coventry (CCN): First Health/ Mail Handlers/ GEHA, Dept. of Veteran's Affair (CalVet), EA Health (Sharp), Easy Access Care IPA, Family Health Center San Diego PACE, Freedom Physicians IPA, Health Excell IPA (Formerly XIMED), Health Net, Health Net Federal Services (TRICARE), Health Now IPA, Health Smart, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Imperial Health Holdings, IN Physician Associates, Insurance Providers, Integrated Health Partners, Kaiser, Medi-cal, Medicare, Molina, MPMG, Multiplan/ PHCS/ Beech Street, Networks By Design, PFMC, Primary Care Associates of California IPA, Prime Health Services, Regal Medical Group, San Diego, SCMG, Scripps Health Plan Services: Scripps Coastal IPA, Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Scripps Preference Network, Sharp Health Plan, Sharp Rees- Stealy (SRS CLINIC & HOSPITAL ONLY), ST. PAUL'S PACE, United Healhcare, United Physicians International, Universal Care (Brand New Day), Western Growers/ Pinnacle, YOUnity Medical Affiliates IPA
Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation, California Institutes of Renal Research, CIRR Frost Street, San Diego

Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation
Location: California Institutes of Renal Research – Frost Street

Location: San Diego – Metro
Address: 8010 Frost St # 510, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-637-4700
Fax: 858-637-4701

Dr. Faravardeh joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2014. He practices in the Sharp Metro are; specializing in Kidney diseases which include hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Faravardeh attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency. He completed his Nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, reading history and science, and traveling.

San Diego - Metro | CIRR Frost Street

Dr. Faravardeh joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2014. He...

Tepsiri Chongkrairatanakul, M.D.

Position: San Diego - Metro
Categories: Aetna, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, American Choice Provider Network (ACPN), Anthem Blue Cross, Balboa Institute of Transplantation, Blue Shield, Blue Shield PROMISE Health Plan (Formerly Care 1st), California Health & Wellness, CHG, Cigna, Cigna Local Plus (Invitation only), Clinicas de Salud: Community Care IPA, Complete Care IPA (Avanta), Coventry (CCN): First Health/ Mail Handlers/ GEHA, Dept. of Veteran's Affair (CalVet), EA Health (Sharp), Easy Access Care IPA, Family Health Center San Diego PACE, Freedom Physicians IPA, Health Excell IPA (Formerly XIMED), Health Net, Health Net Federal Services (TRICARE), Health Now IPA, Health Smart, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Imperial Health Holdings, IN Physician Associates, Insurance Providers, Integrated Health Partners, Kaiser, Medi-cal, Medicare, Molina, MPMG, Multiplan/ PHCS/ Beech Street, Networks By Design, PFMC, Primary Care Associates of California IPA, Prime Health Services, Regal Medical Group, San Diego, Scripps Health Plan Services: Scripps Coastal IPA, Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Scripps Preference Network, Sharp Health Plan, Sharp Rees- Stealy (SRS CLINIC & HOSPITAL ONLY), ST. PAUL'S PACE, United Healhcare, United Physicians International, Universal Care (Brand New Day), Western Growers/ Pinnacle, YOUnity Medical Affiliates IPA
Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation, San Diego

Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation

Location: San Diego – Metro
Address: 8010 Frost St # 510, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-637-4700
Fax: 858-637-4701

Dr. Tepsiri Chongkrairatanakul or “ Dr. Chong” joined Balboa Nephrology in 2018. He practices at Sharp Memorial Hospital and covers Sharp Metro area. He specializes in a variety of kidney diseases, glomerular diseases, kidney stone prevention, dialysis and hypertension. He has a special interest in kidney and pancreas transplant and is part of the transplant team at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Chong obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at a Bassett Medical Center in New York. He completed his Nephrology Fellowship at Boston University followed by Transplant Nephrology fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin. He very much enjoyed teaching and was an Assistant Professor as well as Associate Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship training at Medical College of Wisconsin.

In free time, he enjoys cooking Thai food, jogging and reading with his 3-year-old twin daughters.

San Diego - Metro

Dr. Tepsiri Chongkrairatanakul or “ Dr. Chong” joined Balboa Nephrology...

Karo Torosian, D.O.

Position: La Jolla
Categories: Aetna, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, American Choice Provider Network (ACPN), Anthem Blue Cross, ARCH: SCMG, Balboa Institute of Transplantation, Blue Shield, Blue Shield PROMISE Health Plan (Formerly Care 1st), California Health & Wellness, CHG, Cigna, Cigna Local Plus (Invitation only), Clinicas de Salud: Community Care IPA, Complete Care IPA (Avanta), Coventry (CCN): First Health/ Mail Handlers/ GEHA, Dept. of Veteran's Affair (CalVet), EA Health (Scripps La Jolla), EA Health (Sharp), Easy Access Care IPA, Family Health Center San Diego PACE, Freedom Physicians IPA, Gary & Mary West Senior Services (PACE), Greater Tri Cities IPA, Health Excell IPA (Formerly XIMED), Health Net, Health Net Federal Services (TRICARE), Health Now IPA, Health Smart, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Imperial Health Holdings, IN Physician Associates, Insurance Providers, Integrated Health Partners, Kaiser, La Jolla, Medi-cal, Medicare, Molina, MPMG, Multiplan/ PHCS/ Beech Street, Networks By Design, PFMC, Primary Care Associates, Primary Care Associates of California IPA, Prime Health Services, Regal Medical Group, SCMG, Scripps Health Plan Services: Scripps Coastal IPA, Scripps Physicians Medical Group, Scripps Preference Network, Sharp Health Plan, Sharp Rees- Stealy (SRS CLINIC & HOSPITAL ONLY), ST. PAUL'S PACE, United Healhcare, United Physicians International, Universal Care (Brand New Day), Western Growers/ Pinnacle, YOUnity Medical Affiliates IPA
Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation, La Jolla

Location: Balboa Institute of Transplantation

Location: La Jolla
Address: 9834 Genesee Ave Suite 312, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-558-8150
Fax: 858-346-1024

Dr. Torosian joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He practices in the La Jolla area; specializing in kidney diseases which include kidney failure, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hypertension, kidney donor and recipient evaluation.

Dr. Torosian attended medical school at Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

Outside of medicine, he enjoys reading, playing piano, and long walks with his wife and children.

La Jolla

Dr. Torosian joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He...

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