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Kidney Transplant


Pediatric Tranplant Team

Our Pediatric Kidney Transplant Team


  • H. Albin Gritsch, MD
    H. Albin Gritsch, MD
    Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
    Associate Professor of Urology
  • Gerald  S. Lipshutz, MD, M.S.
    Gerald S. Lipshutz, MD, MS
    Surgical Director, Pancreas Transplantation
    Medical Director, Face Transplantation
    Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Jeffrey Veale, MD
    Jeffrey Veale, MD
    Director, UCLA Kidney Exchange Program
    Associate Professor of Urology



Transplant Coordinators

Michelle Rivera, RN, MSN
Transplant Coordinator
Yolanda Tejedor, RN
Transplant Coordinator

Affiliated Faculty

Melissa Dunbar-Forrest, RN, BSN,CPTC
Nurse Manager

Social Work

Meghan Ruby, MSW
Social Worker

Learn about our Adult Kidney Transplant Team »

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