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The multidisciplinary pediatric kidney transplant program crosses several specialties, with an integrated healthcare team comprised of transplant surgeons, pediatric nephrologists and pediatric urologists, as well as pediatricians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, social workers, and pharmacists.

Using this team approach, the Center is able to provide continuity of care to patients and their families throughout the length of the child's illness and treatment, pre- and post-surgery.

Patients and family members also receive comprehensive transplant counseling throughout the process from the decision to transplant through recovery.

A transplant coordinator will manage appointments and testing so that patients and families receive seamless care from the physicians and health professionals they have come to know.

Transplant Surgeons

Pediatric Urology

Pediatric Nephrologists

Pediatric Transplant Coordinator

  • Sophie Shachter, RN, BSN
  • Vanessa Forzano, RN, BSN

Pediatric Social Worker

  • Sarah Roffe, LCSW, CCLS

Pediatric Nephrology Nurse

  • Samantha Kimball, RN BSN