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Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program

Learning that your child may need a kidney transplant can be an overwhelming experience. Since 1963, the Kidney Transplant Program at Children’s Hospital has been providing children with exceptional care, from initial consultation to to surgery to long-term follow-up. Our experience shows us that children who undergo kidney transplants tend to have a more active quality of life compared to children who stay on dialysis.

We will schedule an initial consultation after a referral from your child's doctor. This visit helps us determine the severity of your child’s condition and whether a transplant is needed. We will get to know you and your child, and you will have the opportunity to get to know us. During this visit, we will also answer your questions and together determine the next steps for your child’s care.

The specialists you and your child will see during the consultation include

  • Pediatric nephrologists
  • Transplant surgeons
  • Pediatric urologists
  • Nurses
  • A specialized pediatric transplant pharmacist
  • Our transplant coordinator, who will schedule visits and be your direct contact
  • Specialists in transplant social work, child life, and financial counseling

Meet Your Care Team

David Shaffer
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David ShafferMD

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation
Kathy L. Jabs
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Kathy L. JabsMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Congenital Anomalies of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Bernard J. Dubray
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Bernard J. DubrayJr, MD

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation
Rachel C. Forbes
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Rachel C. ForbesMD, MBA, FACS

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation
Douglas A. Hale

Douglas A. HaleMD

    Dialysis Access, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Laparoscopic Kidney Donor Surgery, Pancreas Transplantation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Surgery, Renal Transplantation

Location

2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.