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Doctors + Care Team

Our physicians provide patients with world-class services and heart-felt compassionate care. We use a thorough and personalized medical evaluation process to ensure that each patient can have the best possible outcome.

Our Doctors

Ronald D. Perrone, MD

Ronald D. Perrone, MD

Title(s): Scientific Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center; Associate Chief, Division of Nephrology; Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Nephrology, Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5866
Fax #: 617-636-2369

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD), kidney transplantation

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Jeffrey Cooper, MD

Jeffrey Cooper, MD

Title(s): Chief, Transplant Surgery; Transplant Surgeon; Director, General Surgery Residency Program; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5592
Fax #: 617-636-8228

Liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation

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Scott J. Gilbert, MD

Scott J. Gilbert, MD

Title(s): Director, Fellowship Training Program; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Nephrology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5866
Fax #: 617-636-2369

Kidney transplantation, systemic lupus erythematosus, dialysis, general nephrology, chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetic kidney disease, glomerular disease, vasculitis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney disease, acute kidney disease, acute kidney injury and kidney stones

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Nitender Goyal, MD

Nitender Goyal, MD

Title(s): Transplant Nephrologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Nephrology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5866
Fax #: 617-636-8329

Kidney and pancreas transplantation, living kidney donation, highly sensitized kidney transplant recipients, kidney paired exchange

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Charles Strom, MD

Charles Strom, MD

Title(s): Transplant Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5592
Fax #: 617-636-8228

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Care Team

Debra Basler, ANP, BC 
Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Grace da Cunha, AGACNP
Transplant Coordinator 

Jennifer Trignano, MS, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Shannon Bradley

Clinical Transplant Pharmacist

Joan Smith, LICSW
Social Worker

Tony Lee, LICSW, CCTSW, CCSW-MCS
Social Worker

Maika Escandon, MS, RD, LDN, CNSC
Transplant Dietician

Michael Sinacola, MS 
Transplant Administrator

Kathleen G. Caldera, RN, MSN
Transplant Data & QAPI Manager

Nicole P. Peeples
Office Administrator

Meaghan Rizzotti, BA
Administrative Assistant