COVID-19 Information for Transplant Patients

For more than 40 years, the Kidney Transplant Program at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has provided compassionate, expert care. Our experienced transplant surgeons are supported by a multidisciplinary clinical team, devoted to improving our patients’ quality of life through organ transplantation. The transplant team carefully guides patients and loved ones every step of the way throughout the process. 
 

Why Choose BMC’s Kidney Transplant Program?

Expertise

  • Unlike other transplant programs, we focus only on kidney transplantation. This means all of our team members are trained to provide you with highly specialized care.
  • With more than 55 years of combined transplant experience, our accomplished kidney transplant surgeons have performed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—a number that continues to grow every year. 
  • Our living kidney donor program has successfully performed more than 350 living donor transplants and actively works to reduce racial disparities in living donor kidney donation

Support

  • Our transplant nurse coordinators have a combined 40 years of experience. They will be with you every step of the way to guide you through any clinical or social situation.
  • In addition to your transplant surgeon and transplant nurse coordinator, your care team includes a transplant pharmacist, a transplant social worker, and a transplant dietician. Your team will give you all the tools and education you need to manage the transplant process, both before and after surgery.
  • Our financial services team works closely with you and your family to maximize insurance coverage for your kidney transplant and to make sure you fully understand the financial aspects of the transplant process.
  • Our patients come from a wide range of backgrounds. Our diverse, multilingual staff is on hand to support all of them.
  • The BMC Kidney Transplant Program follows all transplanted patients for life–with frequent blood draws, testing, and follow-up visits.

Commitment

  • BMC maintains strong relationships with local dialysis centers and nephrologists to ensure we receive all of the necessary information to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients.
  • Our team is fully committed to providing every patient with exceptional care, without exception.
  • As the #1 most racially inclusive hospital in Massachusetts, we are proud to be recognized for our commitment to serving the people of color in our community.

Interested in becoming a kidney donor?

Take the first step by filling out the Living Kidney Donor Questionnaire


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Become A Kidney Donor

Living Kidney Donation Program

Boston Medical Center has a well-established Living Donor Program and has completed more than 300 living donor kidney transplants.

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Kidney Transplant Surgeons

Sarah Meade, DO

Transplant Surgeon Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Kidney Transplant Nephrologists

Jean M Francis, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Kidney Transplant Program, Boston University Schoool of Medicine,
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Sandeep Ghai, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Kidney Transplant Donor Surgeon

David S Wang, MD

Associate Professor of Urology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Organ Transplant Psychiatrist

Barbara J Horner, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

Consultation- Liaison psychiatry, OB(Women’s health), Renal patients and Transplantation psychiatry

Kidney Transplant Coordinators

Karen A Curreri, RN, CCTC

Clinical Administrator for Transplant Surgery

Special Interests

Renal Transplant, Living Donation

Vladimir Doxy, RN

Transplant Coordinator

Special Interests

Renal Transplant and Hemodialysis

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Patient Education & Resources

Living Donor Evaluation Process

The evaluation to be considered as a potential kidney donor is very thorough and includes interviews and examinations with several specialists.

Living Donor Forms and Donor Advocate Information

Donating a kidney is a courageous, generous act. Success rates are generally higher with living donor transplantation. If you’d like to be considered for living donation, please complete the Living Kidney Donor Questionnaire below. For additional information about the Living Donation Program at Boston Medical Center, please contact us at donatelife@bmc.org or call Karen Curreri, Clinical Administrator for Transplant Surgery, at 617.638.8368.

Helpful Links

The Gift of Life – Living Donor Kidney Transplant is designed to address some of the considerations that arise when thinking about kidney donation. What kind of medical conditions would prevent me from donating? What does the surgery entail? These and many other questions are covered in this guide.

Organ Transplant Patient Stories

Sarah

Questions and Prayers Answered

Willie

Patience and Positivity

Noticias del Departamento

Why Minority Organ Donors Matter

August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month, a time dedicated to promoting organ and tissue donation and bridging the gaps between donations and need in minority populations.

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Instagram Takeover

Meet BMC’s Transplant Surgery team members and check out some behind-the-scenes of their day to day. They also walk through the transplant process and answer questions from BMC social media followers!

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