Kidney Transplant Specialists

The Pediatric Kidney Transplant Team a​t Lurie Children’s includes nephrologists, surgeons, transplant nurses, transplant social workers and dieticians. 


Transplant Surgeons

Transplant Administration

  • Berni Chrobak, RN, MSN, MBA, transplant managed care contractor 
  • Renee Shores, MAFM, CAC, transplant financial manager
  • Johanna Mishra, MS, Director, Solid Organ Transplant
  • Theresa Trice, transplant data and quality coordinator

Nurse Coordinators


  • ​Marisa Persky, RD 

Organ Procurement Coor​dinators

  • ​Kelsey Christiansen
  • Justin Boese

Transplant Support Staff

  • ​Alicia Aldas, Family-to-Family coordinator, Siragusa Transplantation Center 
  • Leslie Stach, PharmD, transplant pharmacist
  • Nicole duMont, MSW, Kidney Transplant