Surgery Websites
Transplant Surgery »  Meet the Team »  Nurse Practitioners »  Joyce Trompeta, Ph.D., PNP
Joyce Trompeta, Ph.D., PNP

Joyce Trompeta, Ph.D., PNP

Assistant Professor
Division of Transplant Surgery
Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program
UCSF International/Pacific Rim Liaison

Contact Information

UCSF Department of Surgery
Office of the Chair
513 Parnassus Ave, S-320
San Francisco, CA, 94143-0104
Phone: (415) 476-1236
Fax: (451) 476-1734
Open Popup
  • 2008    University of California, San Francisco, PhD
  • 1998    University of California, San Francisco, MSN
  • 1988    St. Mary's College of California, BS
  • 1988    Samuel Merritt University, BSN
  • UCSF Department of Surgery
  • UCSF School of Nursing
  • UCSF Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation Program
  • UCSF Fetal Treatment program
  • Adolescent Growth & Development
  • Adult Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatrics - Primary and Acute Care
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Literacy
  • Organ Donation Practices
  • Solid Organ Transplantation Outcomes

Joyce Trompeta, RN, PhD, PNP is an Assistant Adjunct Professor with the UCSF Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine. Dr. Trompeta completed her masters and doctoral degrees at UCSF. She oversaw UCSF's pediatric kidney transplant program for 10 years and has expertise in adolescent growth and development.

As UCSF's International Pacific Rim's Surgical and Medical Liaison, Dr. Trompeta has developed outreach programs to four Hawaiian islands promoting solid organ transplantation and organ donor awareness. She is currently developing outreach clinics for UCSF's Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation program, and UCSF's Fetal Treatment program.

  • United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Japan), Fulbright U.S. Scholar, 2019-2020
  • FAAN Fellow of the Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nursing, 2019
  • President, International Transplant Nurses Society, 2019-2020
  • Scientific Award, The Transplantation Society (TTS) / International Society for Organ Donation & Procurement (ISODP), 2015
  • Pilot Research Awards for Junior Investigators in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences (Resourc, UCSF, 2012-2014
  • Graduate Student Research Award,, UCSF, 2007-2008
  • Pacific Rim Research Program, UCSF, 2007-2008
  • Century Club Award, UCSF, 2007
  • UCSF Alpha Eta Chapte, Sigma Theta Tau, 2007
View all

Dr. Trompeta's program of research examines factors related to organ donation and health disparities, including organ donation practices, medical exclusion related to race and ethnicity, and reasons why donors are unwilling to donate. Dr. Trompeta developed the Organ Donation & Transplantation Knowledge Survey (ODTK) which is psychometrically valid for evaluating knowledge about organ donation and transplantation. Results of her instrument are published in Transplantation Proceedings.

Publications provided by UCSF Profiles, powered by CTSI.
  1. Bongiovanni T, Rawlings JE, Trompeta JA, Nunez-Smith M. Cultural influences on willingness to donate organs among urban native Americans. Clin Transplant. 2020 Mar; 34(3):e13804. View in PubMed
  2. Kook YWA, Shenoy A, Hunt J, Desrosiers F, Gordon-Elliott JS, Jowsey-Gregoire S, Trompeta JA, Vandrovec M, Weinberg S, Fan W, LaPointe Rudow D. Multicenter investigation of the reliability and validity of the live donor assessment tool as an enhancement to the psychosocial evaluation of living donors. Am J Transplant. 2019 04; 19(4):1119-1128. View in PubMed
  3. Joyce Trompeta, Sandra Weinberg, Nicola Ehrenberg, Mehdi Tavakol, Brian Lee. The Influence of Social Networks on Living Organ Donors. . 2017 Aug 1; 101(&NA;):s136. View in PubMed
  4. Joyce Trompeta, Sandra Weinberg, Nicola Ehrenberg, Mehdi Tavakol, Brian Lee. The Influence of Social Networks on Living Organ Donors. Transplantation Journal. 2017 Aug 1; 101(&NA;):s136. View in PubMed
  5. Trompeta, JA, Cooper, BA, Ascher, NL, Kools, SM, Kennedy, CM, Chen, J-L. Prog Transplant. Asian American adolescents and their willingness to donate and engage in family discussion about organ donation. 2012; 1(22):33-40, 70. View in PubMed
  6. View All Publications


Site Directory