Intestinal Transplant: Referral Directory

Why Children's Medical Center?

  • One of the few global centers with all treatment modalities needed for the care of children with intestinal transplant.
  • Fully contained center within a children's facility.
  • Experienced staff and physicians in all major organ transplants in children work as a team under Solid Organ Transplant.
  • Continuum of care as the child grow from Children's to adult facilities.

Physician Contacts

  • Dev M. Desai, M.D., Ph.D. - Intestinal Transplant Surgical Director
  • John Andersen, M.D. - Intestinal/Liver Transplant Medical Director
  • Juan D. Arenas, M.D. - Intestinal Transplant Surgery
  • Nandini Channabasappa, M.D. - Intestinal Transplant
  • Jami Gross-Toalson, Ph.D. - Pediatric Transplant Psychologist

Key Contacts

  • Monica Harrison, RN, BSN, CCTC - Intestinal/Post Liver Transplant Coordinator
  • April Berry, RN, BSN - Intestinal/Post Liver Transplant Coordinator
  • Dianne Johnson, RN, BSN - Intestinal/Post Liver Transplant Coordinator
  • Lindy Moore, PharmD - Pediatric Transplant Pharmacist
  • Kirstin Brown, LMSW - Clinical Social Worker Liver/Intestine Transplant
  • Jill Rockwell, RD, LD, CNSD - Clinical Dietitian Liver/Intestine Transplant 
  • Melanie Elliott, CCLS - Child Life Specialist for Pediatric Transplant

Description of Services

The intestinal and multi-visceral transplant program is committed to providing comprehensive and responsive care for pediatric patients requiring intestinal and multi-visceral transplantation.

Intestine Transplant

Common diagnoses we treat:

  • Short Gut Syndrome
  • Midgut
  • Volvulus
  • Gastroschisis
  • Nectrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Motility Disorders/Others
  • Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Microvillous Inclusion Disease
  • Congential Diarrhea

Information for referral sources:

  • Pre-authorization is required by some insurance plans.
  • To avoid unnecessary testing, have the family bring relevant medical records, test results and X-rays to the appointment.
  • Services are provided in close cooperation with the patient's referring physician.
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and recommended treatment information is provided promptly to the referring physician.

Please provide the following when calling to schedule a patient for a diagnostic evaluation:

  • Patient name and date of birth
  • Probable diagnosis
  • Insurance/referral information
  • Physician clinical findings or symptoms that caused the patient to visit physician

Related Listings

  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant patients meet on program's anniversary

Additional Resources

Texas Organ Procurement Organizations

Fundraising Opportunities

Patient/Family Education

Hospital Resources

  • Patient Family Resource Center located in the lobby of Tower D
  • Krissi Hollman Family Resource Library located on C7

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