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Lurie Children’s Appoints Rachel Engen, MD, and Caroline Lemoine, MD, to Kidney Transplant Leadership Roles

July 24, 2020

Rachel Engen, MD, has been named the Medical Director of the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Meanwhile, Caroline Lemoine, MD, will become the Surgical Director of the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program. Both have assumed their new roles.

Dr. Engen is a pediatric nephrologist who has served on the kidney transplant team since 2017. She is also an assistant professor of pediatric kidney diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to her service at Lurie Children’s, Dr. Engen completed a transplant focused pediatric nephrology fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She has been an instrumental part of the kidney transplant team, not only providing exceptional clinical care, but she has a keen interest and focus in studying ways to improve the availability of organs to patients.

Dr. Lemoine has been a pediatric surgeon specializing in transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at Lurie Children’s since 2017. Prior to joining the hospital, she completed a fellowship in advanced pediatric transplant and hepatobiliary and transplant surgery at Lurie Children’s and Northwestern and a fellowship in pediatric surgery at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal.

Dr. Engen succeeds Amy Bobrowski, MD, who ends her service at Lurie Children’s after 18 years, including 7 years as Medical Director of the kidney transplant team.

Dr. Lemoine follows Riccardo Superina, MD, as the Surgical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program. Dr. Superina will remain at Lurie Children’s in his positions as the Division Head of Transplant Surgery, the Co-Director of the Siragusa Transplantation Center, the Surgical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgery Program and the Robert E. Schneider Chair in Transplantation.

Lurie Children's performed Illinois’ first kidney transplant in a child in 1964. The hospital’s multidisciplinary team of experts in kidney disease have since then performed more than 700 kidney transplants.

Lurie Children’s is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report. It is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Last year, the hospital served more than 220,000 children from 48 states and 49 countries.