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Transplant Team

The Transplant Program at University of Missouri Health Care provides a unified, comprehensive approach to transplant patient care. Our team members have a shared vision and passion to be leaders in the world of transplant.

In addition to achieving outcomes that meet or exceed national averages, the transplant program is known for quality and continuity of care.

The dedication of our transplant team focuses on patients waiting or undergoing kidney transplants. Each person on the transplant team is an expert in a different area of transplantation. Together, everyone brings expertise, knowledge and understanding to each patient in our program.

Transplant physicians
Our nephrologists are kidney specialists with transplant expertise who will care for you before and after transplant.

Ramesh Khanna, MD photo

Ramesh Khanna, MD
Nephrology, Pediatric Nephrology

Madhukar Misra, MD, MRCP photo Madhukar Misra, MD, MRCP
Ted Groshong, MD photo

Ted Groshong, MD
Child Health, Pediatric Nephrology


Adam Whaley-Connell, DO photo Adam Whaley-Connell, DO

Transplant surgeons
Transplant surgeons bring their specialized expertise to focus on the actual kidney surgery. You will see the surgeon before and after surgery, however most of your pre- and post-transplant care will be provided by your nephrologist and endocrinologist.

Mark Wakefield, MD photo Mark Wakefield, MD
Stephen Weinstein, MD photo

Stephen Weinstein, MD


Other medical specialists
Nurse coordinator
Your certified clinical transplant coordinator (CCTC) is available to you whenever necessary throughout your transplant process. You will develop a close relationship with your nurse coordinator, who will work with you through your evaluation treatment and follow-up care.

Surgery - Transplantation, Urology Lab
A dedicated group of pathologist work together with the nurse coordinator to determine what labs need to be required in order to determine if a patient is a transplant candidate.

Social worker
A (master-level specialized in transplantation) social worker will help you through all the psychosocial challenges of transplant. Your social worker can link you to community resources, including housing, support groups and counseling, and help you with financial issues.

Financial coordinator
Financial coordinator has extensive experience with working in the transplant environment and will coordinate and clarify the financial aspects of your care before, during and after the transplant. Your financial coordinator and the social worker will sit down with you to explain how insurance works, what is covered and help you find ways to fill in the gaps in coverage when necessary.

A dedicated pharmacist has extensive experience with medications for transplant patients and will monitor your medication while you are in the hospital and at clinic visits.

A dietitian will help manage your nutrition both before and after transplant to keep you as healthy as possible. Your dietitian will 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
Your primary care physician and primary referring nephrologist are a critical part of your transplant team. You need to maintain a relationship with your primary care physician and nephrologist since they will be vital part of your general care.

Other team members
During this time emotional and physical challenges, you will likely need additional support. A psychologist and chaplain are important parts of your transplant team to help with support and guidance throughout your transplant process.

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