Our Kidney Transplant program is widely recognized as a global leader in its field and consistently ranked as one of the top pediatric kidney transplant programs in the nation based on volume and survival rates. In fact, we were number one in pediatric kidney transplant volume in the Western United States during 2014. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is also nationally ranked #8 in Nephrology by U.S. News & World Report, the highest ranked children's hospital in California.
Recognized for our program’s success and our dedication to research and innovative treatment, doctors at hospitals around the world regularly refer their patients to us. To date, patients from more than 20 states and seven countries outside the U.S. have been referred to the program. Many of these patients come to us because their conditions pose challenges few other medical centers can meet: newborns with kidney failure from birth; infants with kidney failure caused by structural abnormalities of the bladder and urinary tract at birth; and mothers carrying unborn children with major kidney defects.
For children with chronic kidney disease, the Transplant Readiness and Anticipatory Care (TRAC) Program, provides an innovative approach to care with individualized pre-transplant roadmaps to guide these children through to a successful kidney transplant.
Contact us online or call (650) 498-5480 for more information.
Stephan Busque, MD, FRCSCDirector, Adult Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Prog
Steven Alexander, MDDivision Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
Genia Lezotte, RN
Gina Ragsdale, RN-BC, BSN
Lonisa McCabe, RN, BSN, CNN
Michele Espiritu, RN, MSN
Jennifer Lee, RN, BSN, CCTC
Gerri James, RN, BSN, CCTCTransplant Coordinator
Audrey Fong, NPTransplant Coordinator
Lynn Kjelson, MPH, MMS, PA-CTransplant Coordinator
Anne McGrath, MS, CPNP, CENTransplant Coordinator
Kari DiNello, NPTransplant Coordinator
Sarah Kinnier, MSWSocial Worker
Carmela BuenrostroFinancial Coordinator
Cecilia CuraFinancial Coordinator
Rebecca SullivanFinancial Coordinator
Mele ToaFinancial Coordinator
Angela Beadles, PharmD
Annette Nasr, RN, PhD
Kim SandsAdministrative Associate, Nephrology
Irene FantozziPediatric Nephrology and Dialysis Coordinator
Karla MarquezPatient Care Coordinator
Gloria BaezPatient Care Coordinator
Pushpa NandagopalData Coordinator
Deepa KurupTransplant Quality Manager
Melanie Merrill-KennedyRegulatory Compliance