Transplant Center Team

Director of Transplant Program

Kevin P. Charpentier, MD, FACS is the director of the Upper GI Multidisciplinary Clinic. His expertise is as a liver, biliary, and pancreatic surgeon. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research interests include complex liver surgery and upfront treatment of locally advanced hepatobiliary cancers to facilitate resection.

Director, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Hasbro Children's Hospital

M. Khurram Faizan, MD, FAAP is the director of the division of pediatric nephrology and hypertension. He has served on our staff as a pediatric nephrologist since 2005 and is an associate professor of pediatrics (clinical) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Faizan earned bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. Faizan completed his clinical fellowship in pediatric nephrology at the University of Washington and the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, where he received the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Transplantation fellowship research award. He completed his pediatric residency at Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, where he also served as chief resident. He is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the American Society of Nephrology and the International Pediatric Nephrology Association.

His research interests include the relationship between blood pressure, childhood obesity and microalbuminuria, and the role of novel therapies for the treatment of focal sclerosis and minimal change disease.

Anthony Monaco, MD
Director Emeritus of the Transplant Team

 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

The Transplant Center at Rhode Island Hospital 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.