Kidney Transplant Faculty and Staff

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Kidney Transplant Faculty and Staff

Kidney Transplant Team

Our transplant team members, all of whom are pediatric trained specialists, include nephrologists, surgeons, nurses, psychologists, child life therapists, pharmacists, dietitians and clinic staff, who are among the best in their field.

Nephrologists

Bradley A. Warady
Division Director, Pediatric Nephrology; Director of Dialysis and Transplantation; Senior Associate Chair - Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Uri S. Alon
Director, Bone and Mineral Disorders Clinic; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Douglas L. Blowey
Medical Director, Children's Mercy South; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Vimal  Chadha
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Judith  Sebestyen VanSickle
Pediatric Nephrologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Tarak  Srivastava
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Laurel K. Willig
Pediatric Nephrologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Surgeons

Walter S. Andrews
Section Chief, Transplantation; Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation; Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Richard J. Hendrickson
Surgical Director, Intestinal Transplantation; Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
John M. Gatti
Director, Minimally Invasive Urology; Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Interventional Radiology

Douglas C. Rivard
Chairman of the Department of Radiology; Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Brent E. Cully
Radiologist; Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Transplant Administration

Linda Jones, RN, MHA, CNN, Service Line Director

Transplant Nurse Coordinators and Nurse Practitioners

Dana Barry, RN, MSN, CPNP
Lora Bear, RN, MSN, CPNP
Brenda Brewer RN, BSN, CNN, CCTC
Gina Gregg, RN, BSN, MHA
Leslie M. Malle, RN, APRN
Kathleen Mallett, RN, APRN
Sarah Patton, RN, BSN, CPN
Sarah Renz, RN, BSN
Melissa Walker, RN, BSN

Transplant Pharmacist

Valerie Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Dietitians

Carrie S. Novak, MS, RD, LD
Leah Oladitan, PG Dip, RD, LD
Sarah Peters, MS, RD, CSP, LD
Lindsey Quint, MS, RD, LD

Child Life Specialist

Amanda Porter, MS 

Social Workers

Cristina Hernandez, LMSW
Kelli Scott, LMSW

Psychologists

Rebecca J. Johnson, PhD
Rachel Moore, PhD

Research Nurse Coordinators

Janelle Jennings, RN, CDN
Amy Garrett, RN

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