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Transplant Services 

The Transplant Services Department at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital enables a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to diagnose and treat children with kidney, liver and heart disorders.

Our world-class expertise in pediatric surgery, pediatric nephrology, pediatric gastroenterology/hepatology, pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery are all necessary components for a successful transplant program. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon is nationally-ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital in three specialties.

Since the beginning of our program, we have performed more than 140 kidney transplants, more than 90 liver transplants, more than 3 liver/kidney transplants and 60+ heart transplants for children in the St. Louis area and across the country. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon is a member of Pediatric Heart Transplant Study, Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation and North American Pediatric Renal Trials & Collaborative Studies.

For more information or to make a referral, call 314-577-5351

"Going through the process of a transplant is scary and life altering, not just for you, but for the entire family. The doctors and nurses on the Transplant Team at Cardinal Glennon were there for our family through the entire experience; the before, the during and the after. Any questions or concerns, no matter how big or small, the team was there to help. They are truly the definition of teamwork and they have become part of our family." - Ami P., mom of kidney transplant patient

Meet the Transplant Team  


Ellen Wood, MD, Division Director

Craig Belsha, MD

Richard Feldenberg, MD, FAAP

Anne Beck, MD


Jeff Teckman, MD, Division Director

Ajay Jain, MD

Pediatric Transplant Surgeons

Henry Randall, MD

Mustafa Nazzal, MD

Chintalapati Varma, MD

Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery

Kenneth Schowengerdt, MD, Division Director

Andrew Fiore, MD, Division Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Charles Huddleston, MD

Transplant Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Katherine Gruenkemeyer, CCTC

Pediatric Quality Specialist

Jennifer Pugliese, RN-BC, MSN

Transplant Financial Coordinator

Kathleen Halbauer


Additional Resources

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Nephrology

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Cardiology

SSM Health Transplant Center

United Network for Organ Sharing

Transplant Living

Donate Life - Missouri


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