Our Team

The kidney transplant team at Texas Children’s Hospital is much more than just a surgical team. Our transplant coordinators work with surgeons, cardiologists, social workers, child life specialists, dietitians, pharmacists and physical and occupational therapists to give your child the best care possible.

Our kidney transplant team treats the most challenging and rarest of cases giving every child the best chance for recovery.

Renal Surgical Director

Christine O'Mahony, MD, is assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. She specializes in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary, and the surgical management of liver…
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Transplant Medical Director

Dr. Brewer is an internationally known expert in pediatric renal diseases, dialysis, transplantation and hypertension.  She is past president of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, former Council Member of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association and organizer of International…
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Renal Department Chief

Dr. Braun is dedicated to providing outstanding clinic care in the context of innovative clinical and translational research. His clinical interests include membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, disorders of complement proteins, renal transplantation, disease recurrence in renal transplantation…
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Nephrologists

As a pediatric nephrologist, I treat children and adolescents with all forms of kidney disease, but my clinical and research interest is in pediatric hypertension.  When treating patients, I like to partner not only with the other physicians of a patient’s care team, but with the patient’s family…
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Dr. Angelo is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient-centered, evidence-based care to children and adolescents with all types of kidney disease.  His clinical and research interests include acute kidney injury, critical care nephrology and the short and long-term effects of cancer and…
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Dr. Elenberg is a national expert in cystinosis; in 1995 she received Cystinosis Foundation Award: "In rateful Recognition of Special Concern for and Outstanding Service to Children with Cystinosis", in 1998 she was the first to describe eating problems in cystinosis, and in 2009 she received a…
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As a pediatric nephrologist, I am committed to providing outstanding family-centered patient care to children with all kinds of kidney disease including congenital and acquired kidney diseases, kidney failure, high blood pressure, kidney transplant and dialysis. I also have an interest in global…
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As a pediatric nephrologist, my goal is to help children with all forms of kidney disease including glomerular disease, tubular disorders, nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and renal transplant disorders. In addition to providing excellent clinical care…
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Dr. Michael provides care for all pediatric renal patients and her special interests include renal transplantation, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and nephrotic syndrome. She has a holistic approach to patient care.  Clinical Interests: • Hemolytic uremic syndrome • Nephrotic syndrome • Kidney…
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Dr. Malatesta is a dedicated pediatric nephrologist who takes care of children with all types of kidney disease including hypertension, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, obstructive uropathies, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis and transplantation. She has special…
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Dr. Orjuela provides care for children with all types of kidney conditions and diseases including nephrotic syndrome, kidney and urinary anomalies, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis, transplantation and renal failure from other diseases. His special interests…
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Dr. Safdar is committed to providing excellent patient and family centered general nephrology care to the communities in and around the TCH West Campus in Katy Texas. His clinical expertise extends to all forms of renal disease both congenital and acquired. He has an active research interest in…
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Dr. Shah is committed to providing excellent patient and family centered general nephrology care to the communities in and around the TCH West Campus in Katy Texas.   Her clinical expertise extends to all forms of renal disease both congenital and acquired.   She has an active research interest in…
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Dr. Siddiqui specializes in caring for pediatric patients from infancy to adolescence with a wide variety of renal disorders including obstructive uropathies, hypertension, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplant. Her philosophy…
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Dr. Swartz provides care for children with all types of kidney disease and conditions including chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis, transplantation, renal failure from other diseases, nephrotic syndrome, kidney and urinary anomalies, and hypertension. As Medical Director of…
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Dr. Srivaths is committed to providing excellent patient and family centered general nephrology care to the communities in and around Houston. His clinical expertise extends to all forms of renal disease both congenital and acquired. He manages a multi-disciplinary pheresis program that provides…
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As a pediatric nephrologist, I provide care to children with all types of kidney conditions and diseases including nephrotic syndrome, kidney and urinary anomalies, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis, transplantation and renal failure from other diseases.  With…
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Dr. Wenderfer treats children of all ages with any form of kidney disease. This includes acute and chronic kidney diseases, genetic kidney diseases, protein or blood in the urine, nephrotic syndrome, and hypertension. His expertise is in treating inflammatory kidney diseases, such as…
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Transplant Surgeons

A native Houstonian, Dr. Cotton graduated valedictorian from the Michael E. DeBakey High School of Health Professions in 1998 and summa cum laude from the University of Houston in 2002.  He completed his undergraduate medical studies as well as residency and fellowship training at Baylor College of…
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N. Thao N. Galván, M.D., specializes in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplantations. After earning her B.S. from Emory University with highest honors, Dr. Galván completed her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. During that time, she obtained her Master in Public…
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John Goss, MD, FACS, is professor of surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of the division of Abdominal Transplantation. He specializes in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, and surgical management of liver…
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Christine O'Mahony, MD, is assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. She specializes in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, hepatobiliary, and the surgical management of liver…
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Advanced Practice Provider

My goal is to work with the patient and their family to provide care that includes evolving education and exceptional health care post-transplant with the renal transplant team. I work cooperatively on an interdisciplinary team with physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, child life…
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Pediatric Health Psychologist

As a Pediatric Health Psychologist in the Renal Section at TCH, my passion and work is with families and patients who have renal conditions. My primary clinical interests are assessing and improving mood, coping, adherence, and adjustment to the medical condition and treatment. A key component of…
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