Pediatric Kidney Transplant
Building upon the specialized expertise of our Children’s Medical Center, the Pediatric Nephrology Division and the Division of Organ Transplantation at UMass Memorial Medical Center partner to offer a comprehensive, dedicated pediatric kidney transplantation program right here in Central Massachusetts. The Medical Center’s pediatric kidney transplant program is thoughtfully tailored to the pediatric population in a way that gives children an ideal transplant experience.
Our outstanding multidisciplinary team provides family-centered, medical and surgical care during each phase of transplant. Our center has experience with both deceased donor and living donor kidney transplant. Donor evaluation, surgery and follow-up care are coordinated under one roof through close integration with the adult transplant program. Our program also encourages pre-emptive kidney transplant (transplantation without going through dialysis in kidney failure patients).
Our program provides:
- Convenient access
- Local family support services
- Close communication with your primary providers to optimize quality and convenience for out of area patients
- Personal attention – the same physician follows your child throughout the course of transplant to provide excellent continuity of care
- A seamless transition from pediatric to adult care as patients get older
We are proud that after 3 years, one hundred percent of our patients are doing well with a functioning kidney.