Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Team

Our dedicated transplant team focuses only on patients undergoing transplant. Each person on the transplant team is an expert in a different area of kidney/pancreas transplantation. Together, they bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to each patient in our program

Kidney Transplant Team

  • Nephrologists - physicians who specializes in disorders of the kidneys. Nephrologists will help manage your condition before and after the surgery.

  • Transplant surgeons - physicians who specialize in transplants and who will be performing the surgery.

  • Nurse coordinators - nurses who organize all aspects of care provided to you before and after the transplant. The nurse coordinator will provide patient education and will coordinate the diagnostic testing and follow-up care.

  • Social workers - professionals who will help your family deal with many issues that may arise including lodging and transportation, finances and legal issues.

  • Financial coordinators - financial experts who have extensive experience working with transplant patients. The financial coordinator will arrange and clarify the financial aspects of your care before, during and after the transplant.

  • Pharmacists - dedicated pharmacists have extensive experience with medications for transplant patients and will monitor your medications while you are in the hospital and at clinic visits.

  • Dietitian - a dietitian will help manage your nutrition both before and after transplantation. The dietitian can help you with any special dietary instructions or diets to manage co-existing medical complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

  • Primary care physician - Your primary care physician and primary referring endocrinologist are a critical part of the transplant team. You need to maintain a relationship with your primary care physician and/or endocrinologist since they will be a vital part of your general care. Your transplant specialist, endocrinologist and primary care physician will work together to provide continuing care to you following transplant

  • Other team members – professionals who will evaluate you before transplantation and will make recommendations to the team. These include, but are not limited to, anesthesiologists, hematologists, infectious disease specialists and psychologists

For additional information or to begin a transplant evaluation, call 314-TOP-DOCS (314-867-3627) or toll free 866-867-3627.

Nephrologists and Transplant Surgeons

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Anitha Vijayan

SPECIALTY:
Nephrology/Renal, Internal Medicine

LOCATIONS(S):
Saint Louis

NOTES:
Dr. Vijayan specializes in acute and chronic renal failure, renal impairment, high blood pressure,hypertension,proteinuria, hematuria, polycystic kidney disease, anemia, metabolic disorders, hemodialysis, non-dialytic therapy, kidney donor evaluations, living donor evaluations, and peritoneal dialysis,lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, kidney transplant pre-post op. Physician referral required to schedule an appointment.

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Brent W Miller

SPECIALTY:
Transplantation-Medical, Nephrology/Renal, Internal Medicine

LOCATIONS(S):
Saint Louis

NOTES:
Dr. Miller specializes in kidney transplantation, chronic rejection after kidney transplantation, nocturnal hemodialysis, exercise physiology, uremic myopathy, and steroid myopathy. You must have a referral from your primary care physician before making an appointment with Dr. Miller.

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Surendra Shenoy

SPECIALTY:
Surgery (General), Transplantation-Surgical

LOCATIONS(S):
Saint Louis

NOTES:
Dr. Shenoy primarily restricts his practice to liver surgery and transplants, kidney and small bowel transplants and vascular access surgeries.

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Marcos Rothstein

SPECIALTY:
Nephrology/Renal, Internal Medicine

LOCATIONS(S):
Saint Louis

NOTES:
Dr. Rothstein specializes in renal disease, renal failure, renal transplantation, hemodialysis, hypertension, kidney disease, anemia, erythropoietin therapy, peritoneal dialysis, PKD, polycystic kidney disease, diabetic renal disease, glomerulonephritis, proteinuria, and hematuria. You must have a referral from your primary care physician before making an appointment with Dr. Rothstein. He is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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Jeffrey A Lowell

SPECIALTY:
Transplant Surgical-Pediatric, Transplantation-Surgical, Surgery (General), Critical Care

LOCATIONS(S):
Saint Louis

NOTES:
Dr. Lowell specializes in liver, kidney and small bowel transplants in children and adults.

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Daniel C Brennan

SPECIALTY:
Transplantation-Medical, Nephrology/Renal, Internal Medicine

LOCATIONS(S):
Saint Louis

NOTES:
Dr. Brennan specializes in kidney transplantation, CMV disease in renal transplantation, pharmacoeconomics, and islet transplantation. You must have a referral from your primary care physician when you make an appointment with Dr. Brennan. He is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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Jason Reid Wellen

SPECIALTY:
Transplant Surgical-Pediatric, Transplantation-Surgical, Surgery (General)

LOCATIONS(S):
Saint Louis

NOTES:
Dr. Wellen's practice focuses on all aspects of kidney, liver and pancreatic transplantation as well as vascular access surgery and the placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters. He has expertise in laparoscopic surgery including such procedures as laparoscopic donor nephrectomy as well as laparoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters.

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