Kidney Transplant Program | Meet Our Team

Nephrologists

Nancy M. Rodig, MD

Nancy Rodig, MD

Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program; Attending, Division of Nephrology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Michael A.  Ferguson

Michael A. Ferguson, MD

Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program; Director, Renal Hypertension Program; Co-Director, Center for Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension; Attending, Division of Nephrology Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Michael Somers, MD

Michael J.G. Somers, MD

Attending, Division of Nephrology; Director, Clinical Services, Division of Nephrology; Medical Director, Renal Dialysis Unit Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Avram Z. Traum, M

Avram Z. Traum, MD

Attending, Division of Nephrology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Surgeons

Khashayar Vakili MD

Khashayar Vakili, MD

Surgical Director, Kidney, Liver, and Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Programs Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Alex Cuenca, MD, PhD

Alex Cuenca, MD, PhD

Attending Surgeon, Department of Surgery Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Heung Bae Kim, MD

Heung Bae Kim, MD

Weitzman Family Chair in Surgical Innovation; Vice-Chair of Surgery for Clinical Operations; Director, Pediatric Transplant Center; Co-Director, Midaortic & Renovascular Hypertension Center Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Transplant Coordinators

JoAnn Morey, MS, RN, CPNP, CCTC

JoAnn Morey, MS, RN, CPNP, CCTC

Kidney Transplant Coordinator/ Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Nephrology
Courtney Loper, MSN, RN, CPNP

Courtney Loper Risley, MSN, RN, CPNP, CCTC

Kidney Transplant Coordinator, Division of Nephrology

Research Coordinator

 Leslie Spaneas, MPH, RN, CCRP

Leslie Spaneas, MPH, RN, CCRP

Research Staff Nurse, Division of Nephrology

Social Workers

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Kathryn LaFrance, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Kidney Transplant Program
Matthew Paek, LICSW

Matthew Jared Paek, LICSW, CCTSW

Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Social Worker, Division of Nephrology

Pharmacist

 Jennifer Gilarde, PharmD

Jennifer Gilarde, PharmD

Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Transplant Center

Dietitians

Rachel Damiani, MS, RD, LDN

Rachel Damiani, MS, RD, LDN, CCTD

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Nephrology
Nicolle Quinn

Nicolle Quinn, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist II, Division of Nephrology

Psychologists/Psychiatrists

Chase Samsel, MD

Chase Samsel, MD

Medical Director, Psychiatry Consultation Service; Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School​
Kristine McKenna, PhD

Kristine McKenna, PhD

Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Infectious Diseases

Sandra Burchett

Sandra Burchett, MD, MSc

Senior Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases; Co-Director, Transplant Infectious Disease Service; Co-Director, Immunocompromised Host Service; Director, Children's Hospital AIDS Program (CHAP) Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Tanvi Sharma

Tanvi S. Sharma, MD, MPH

Clinical Director/Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; Associate Physician in Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Co-Director of Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Transplant Center; Co-Director, Immunocompromised Host Service Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth Marini

Elizabeth Marini, MSN, RN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Infectious Diseases