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... Read more

Address: 1709 Dryden Ste. 1500 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1551

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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800

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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800

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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

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Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA360 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-2400
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... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway WA360 Houston, TX 77094 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-227-2400
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800

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... Read more


Phone: 832-355-1400
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... Read more


Phone: 832-355-1400
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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1100 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-355-1400
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... Read more

Address: 1709 Dryden Ste. 1500 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-822-1551



Phone: 832-822-1551

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... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 16th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas
Phone: 832-824-3800