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Meet Our Team | Overview

Nephrologists

Nancy Rodig, MDNancy Rodig, MD

Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program; Attending, Division of Nephrology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

 

Michael A. Ferguson, MDMichael 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 of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

 

Michael J.G. Somers, MDMichael 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

 

Tajinder (TP) Singh, MD, MScAvram Z. Traum, MD

Attending, Division of Nephrology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
 

 

 Surgeons

Khashayar Vakili, MDKhashayar Vakili, MD

Surgical Director, Kidney, Liver, and Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Programs

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
 

Alex Cuenca, MD, PhDAlex Cuenca, MD, PhD

Attending Surgeon, Department of Surgery

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Heung Bae Kim, MDHeung 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

 

Michael P. Kurtz, MD, MPHMichael P. Kurtz, MD, MPH

Attending, Department of Urology

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Richard S. Lee, MDRichard S. Lee, MD

Vice Chair, Research; Director, Urologic Oncology; Director, Transplant Urology

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
 

 

Transplant Coordinators

JoAnn Morey, MS, RN, CPNP, CCTCJoAnn Morey, MS, RN, CPNP, CCTC

Kidney Transplant Coordinator/ Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Nephrology

Courtney Loper Risley, MSN, RN, CPNP, CCTCCourtney Loper Risley, MSN, RN, CPNP, CCTC

Kidney Transplant Coordinator, Division of Nephrology

 

 

Research Coordinator

Leslie Spaneas, MPH, RN, CCRPLeslie Spaneas, MPH, RN, CCRP

Research Staff Nurse, Division of Nephrology

 

 

Social Worker

BCH Faceless Female Avatar - smallKathryn LaFrance, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Kidney Transplant Program

Matthew Jared Paek, LICSW, CCTSWMatthew Jared Paek, LICSW, CCTSW

Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Social Worker, Division of Nephrology

 

Pharmacist

Jennifer Gilarde, PharmDJennifer Gilarde, PharmD

Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Transplant Center
 

 

Dietician

Rachel Damiani, MS, RD, LDN, CCTDRachel Damiani, MS, RD, LDN, CCTD

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Nephrology
Nicolle Quinn, MS, RD, LDNNicolle Quinn, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist II, Division of Nephrology

 

Psychologists/Psychiatrists

Chase Samsel, MDChase Samsel, MD

Medical Director, Psychiatry Consultation Service; Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School​
 

 

Infectious Diseases

Sandra Burchett, MD, MScSandra 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 S. Sharma, MD, MPHTanvi 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, MSN, RN, CPNPElizabeth Marini, MSN, RN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Infectious Diseases