Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant Team

Team Approach Leads to Excellent Results

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 transplantation. Together, they bring their expertise, knowledge and understanding to each patient in our program

Kidney Transplant Team

  • Transplant Nephrologists - physicians who specialize in disorders of the kidneys. The transplant nephrologists will help determine if you are a candidate for transplant and will help manage your condition after 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.   Many of our nurse coordinators are have a national certification as a transplant coordinator.  All of our coordinators are Registered Nurses.
  • 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 clarify the financial aspects  for your transplant surgery.
  • 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 nephrologist are a critical part of the transplant team. You need to maintain a relationship with your primary care physician and nephrologist since they will be a vital part of your general care. Your transplant specialist, nephrologist 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

Photo of Doctor Daniel C Brennan
Transplant Medical-Adult, Nephrology/Renal, Internal Medicine
Saint Louis
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.

Photo of Doctor Jason Reid Wellen
Transplant Surgical-Adult, Transplant Surgical-Pediatric, Surgery (General)
Saint Louis
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.

Photo of Doctor Anitha Vijayan
Nephrology/Renal, Internal Medicine
Saint Louis
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.

Photo of Doctor Surendra Shenoy
Surgery (General), Transplant Surgical-Adult
Saint Louis
Dr. Shenoy primarily restricts his practice to liver surgery and transplants, kidney and small bowel transplants and vascular access surgeries.

Photo of Doctor Marcos Rothstein
Nephrology/Renal, Internal Medicine
Saint Louis
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.

Photo of Doctor Brent W Miller
Transplant Medical-Adult, Nephrology/Renal, Internal Medicine
Saint Louis
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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