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  • Rhode Island Hospital Division of Organ Transplantation

  • The Transplant Team

  • Paul Morrissey, MD   Paul Morrissey, MD, FACS is program director of the Division of Organ Transplantation at Rhode Island Hospital and is associate professor of transplant and general surgery at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. After general surgery training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, he completed a fellowship in abdominal organ transplantation at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Morrissey is assistant medical director of the New England Organ Bank. His clinical expertise is in renal transplantation and dialysis access surgery.
    Reginald Gohh, MD  

    Reginald Gohh, MD is the medical director and transplant nephrologist at Rhode Island Hospital and is a former recipient of the Young Investigator's Award of the American Society of Transplant Physicians. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

    Saidi Reza, MD   Reza Saidi, MD, FACS is an assistant professor of surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. After general surgery training at Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan, he completed a clinical and research fellowship in multi-organ transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. His clinical expertise is in kidney and pancreas transplantation, general surgery and dialysis access surgery. His research interest is in ischemia reperfusion injury and transplantation outcomes.
    Kevin Charpentier, MD   Kevin Charpentier, MD is a graduate of Tuft’s University School of Medicine.  He completed a general surgery residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael before going on to a multi-organ transplant fellowship at The University of Washington. Charpentier was recruited in 2006 to direct the Pancreas Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery programs. His research focuses on the development of novel methods for tumor ablation as well as developing novel therapies for cancers of the liver and pancreas to improve both patient survival and quality of life. Charpentier is an assistant professor of surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  He serves as the assistant program director for the General Surgery Residency Program at Brown University as well as the director of the Multidisciplinary Upper GI Tumor Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital.
    Terri Montague, MD   Terri Montague, MD, board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, joined the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Program at Rhode Island Hospital in 2009. She is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine and completed both her internal medicine and nephrology fellowships at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She is an active member of the American Society of Transplantation and received a Young Investigator Award at the American Transplant Congress in 2007. Her clinical interests include improving outcomes post kidney transplantation as well as improving access to nephrology care and transplantation in 3rd world settings. She currently serves as co-associate director in nephrology for the AMPATH Consortium (Academic Model Providing Access to Health Care –partnership between Moi University School of Medicine in Kenya and a consortium of US medical school) as well as the renal liaison for the Brown-Kenya Sister Renal Center Pair of the International Society of Nephrology.
    Christopher Cosgrove, MD   Christopher Cosgrove, MD is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his residency at Yale University in transplantation and was chief resident at Yale-New Haven Medical Center. His interests include hypertension, post-transplant care and complex renal disorders.
    Staci Fischer, MD   Staci Fischer, MD, FACP, FIDSA is director of transplant infectious diseases. She is also an associate professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her clinical expertise is in evaluation of infectious diseases in patients being considered for transplant. She also advises in prevention of infection and safe travel of patients after transplantation. Fischer completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.
    M. Khurram Faizan, MD   M. Khurram Faizan MD, FAAP is the director of the division of pediatric nephrology and the pediatric renal transplantation program at Hasbro Children's Hospital. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at Brown University and the recipient of National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Transplantation Fellowship Research Award. He is also the recipient of numerous teaching awards from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
    Anthony P. Monaco, MD   Anthony Monaco, MD is the director emeritus of the transplant team. He is the distinguished Peter Medawar Professor of Transplantation Surgery of Harvard Medical School. His pioneering accomplishments in kidney transplantation have been recognized by his election to the presidencies of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the International Transplantation Society, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the New England Organ Bank. He has been honored by election to the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is senior editor of the journal Transplantation.

    Supporting Specialists

    rih-servi-trans-image-58079-nurse110wThe Rhode Island Hospital's Division of Organ Transplantation has organized a comprehensive group of supporting specialists to ensure that every aspect of each patient's care is expertly and seamlessly coordinated. These include:

    • a transplant pathologist
    • a dermatologist assigned to handle the skin lesions that commonly afflict the transplant population
    • cardiologists specializing in managing the cardiovascular risk factors that can be critical to a kidney recipient's long-term survival
    • infectious disease specialists
    • psychiatrists
    • transplant nurses
    • nutritionists
    • a pharmacist
    • transplant social workers
    • a financial coordinator to assist with third party coverage.

    In short, we make sure that nothing is left to chance for the long-term well-being of our kidney transplant patients.