Pediatric Dialysis Care Team

The pediatric dialysis care team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is highly trained in caring for children with kidney disease and uses state-of-the-art equipment. The team is made up of health care professionals with different specialties to help ensure your child gets the best care possible.

Dialysis Center Leaders

  • Cynthia Wong, MD – Medical Director
  • Anne Terry, RN, BSN – Outpatient Dialysis Nurse Manager
  • Marlys Ludlow, RN – Acute Dialysis Nurse Manager
  • Dean Peterson – Biomedical Engineer

Pediatric Nephrologists


Hemodialysis Nurses

  • Paul Bayona, RN, BSN
  • Jeanne Shaffer, RN, BSN, CNN
  • Vivien Paquia, RN, BSN, CNN
  • Dennis Zorilla, RN, BSN, CNN
  • Corazon Pinuela, RN, BSN

Peritoneal Dialysis Nurses

  • Lonisa McCabe, RN, BSN, CNN
  • Michelle Espirito, RN, MSN

Certified Dialysis Technician

  • Veronica Lowery


  • Bonnie Fainman, RD

Social Worker

  • Molly Keane, MSW

Child Life Specialist

  • Kirsten Cotton CCLS, CTRS

Coding Charge Entry Analyst

  • Marison Miller