Meet the Team

Welcome to the Kidney Transplant Rotation at the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute

Meet the Team

Staff Transplant Nephrologists:

Dr. Catherine Staffeld-Coit (Medical Director)

Dr. Pinky Patel

Dr. Jorge Garces

Dr. Zohreh Soltani

Transplant Surgery Fellows:

  • Dr. Narendra Batulla, 2nd year
  • Dr. Lucia DeGregorio, 1st year

Transplant Nephrology Fellow (Junior Staff):

Dr. Sixto Giusti

General Nephrology Fellowship coordinator:

  • Ingrid Sanchez: Nephrology Department Clinic Tower, 5th floor
  • Transplant Administrative Coordinator: Darrolyn Turner: Brent House, 3rd floor

Transplant Surgery Physicians:

Dr. George Loss (Director) Dr. Ari Cohen (Surgical Director)
Dr. David Bruce Dr. Ian Carmody
Dr. John Seal Dr. Emily Ahmed
Dr. Humberto Bohorquez Dr. Dennis Sonnier
Dr. Abhishek Mathur

Transplant Coordinators:

  • Erin Goodrow: (hospital coordinator: In charge of education and discharge planning for the KTS patient-1st year post-transplant)
  • Darianne Nelson: (hospital coordinator and discharge planning for donors and KTM patients: >1 year post-transplant)
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