Kidney Transplant Program Team

Our Pediatric Kidney Transplant team focuses on putting your child first. Transplant surgeons work closely with nephrologists (kidney specialists), nurses, social workers, financial counselors, dietitians, and support staff to provide comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary care for your child.

Transplant Surgeons

 Waldo Concepcion, MD

Waldo Concepcion, MD - Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation

Area of Expertise: Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant

 Stephan Busque, MD

Stephan Busque, MD

Area of Expertise: Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant

Stanford Children's Health Shield

Amy Gallo, MD

Area of Expertise: Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant

Nephrologists

Steven Alexander, MD 

Steven Alexander, MD- Division Chief, Pediatric Nephrology

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

Abanti Chaudhuri, MD

Abanti Chaudhuri, MD 

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

Paul Grimm, MD

Paul Grimm, MD

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

Mary Leonard, MD

Mary Leonard, MD

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

 Gia Oh, MD

 Gia Oh, MD

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

 Scott Sutherland, MD

 Scott Sutherland, MD

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

 Elizabeth Talley, MD

 Elizabeth Talley, MD

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

 Ha Tran, MD

 Ha Tran, MD

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

 Cynthia Wong, MD

Cynthia Wong, MD

Area of Expertise: Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Dialysis

Debra Strichartz

Debra Strichartz, RN, BA, CCT - Administrative Director

Area of Expertise: Transplant

Team Members

  • Angela Beadles, PharmD - Research Coordinators
  • Gloria Baez - Patient Care Coordinator
  • Carmela Buenrostro - Financial Counselors/Coordinator
  • Cecilia Cura - Financial Counselors/Coordinator
  • Kari DiNello, NP
  • Michele Espiritu, RN, MSN
  • Irene Fantozzi - Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis Coordinator
  • Audrey Fong, NP
  • Gerri James, RN, BSN, CCTC - Manager, Kidney Transplant, Pre-Transplant and Living Donor Coordinator
  • Sarah Kinnier, MSW - Social Worker
  • Lynn Kjelson, MPH, MMS, PA-C
  • Deepa Kurup - Transplant Quality Manager
  • Jennifer Lee, RN, BSN, CCTC
  • Genia Lezotte, RN
  • Karla Marquez - Patient Care Coordinator
  • Lonisa McCabe, RN, BSN, CNN
  • Anne McGrath, MS, CPNP, CEN
  • Melanie Merrill-Kennedy, PA-C - Regulatory and Compliance Specialist
  • Pushpa Nandagopal - Data Coordinator
  • Annette Nasr, RN, PhD - Support Staff and Administration
  • Gina Ragsdale, RN-BC, BSN
  • Kim Sands - Administrative Associate, Nephrology
  • Rebecca Sullivan - Financial Counselors/Coordinator