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. 
 


Interested in becoming a kidney donor?

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


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. 
  • BMC’s living kidney donor program has successfully performed more than 350 living donor transplants. 

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 pharmacist, social worker, and dietician who specialize in transplant care. Your team will give you all of 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.

 

Contact Us

Become A 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.

Our Team

Transplant Surgeons

Sarah Meade, DO

Transplant Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Transplant Nephrologists

Jean M Francis, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Kidney Transplant Program, Boston University Schoool of Medicine, Boston MA

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Sandeep Ghai, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Transplant Donor Surgeon

David S Wang, MD

Associate Professor of Urology, Boston University School of Medicine

Transplant Psychiatrist

Barbara J Horner, MD

Special Interests

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

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

Refer a Patient

Refer a Transplant Patient

The Kidney Transplant Team at BMC is committed to developing and maintaining strong working relationships with referring health care providers. Our goal is to make the referral process as efficient as possible.

Patient Stories

Sarah

Questions and Prayers Answered

Willie

Patience and Positivity

Department News