Liver Transplant Transplant Services

Our Staff

Patient Care Coordinators

Patient care coordinators are the first point of contact for patients and process all incoming referrals. They arrange evaluation appointments, medical studies, and consultations; track results; provide education and resources; and manage medication refill requests. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, they support patients at each stage of the transplant process.

Nurse Coordinators/Nurse Practitioners

Our team of nurse coordinators and nurse practitioners are specially trained in caring for transplant patients and provide a wide range of services. They also offer patient education essential to the treatment plan. Before transplant, they are the primary contact person with patients on the waiting list; after transplant, they follow up with patients at clinic visits.

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants work closely with transplant surgeons and hepatologists to assess individual patient progress, provide follow-up exams, and act as a liaison between the patient and the transplant team. They also help patients navigate throughout their transplant experience at Stanford.

Transplant Social Workers

The transplant social workers help patients and their caregivers throughout all phases of the transplant process. They assist patients and families in understanding and coping with the emotional and social issues related to transplantation by providing counseling, facilitating a variety of educational and support groups, arranging housing for those needing to stay locally after transplant and by providing referrals to community agencies and other services. They also work closely with the financial coordinators to direct patients and families to resources related to financial and insurance concerns.

Independent Donor Advocate

Our Independent Donor Advocate (IDA) is responsible for making certain that the rights of a potential organ donor are fully represented. She serves as a living donor resource/advocate from the time that a potential living donor contacts the transplant program as well as after donation.

Transplant Dietitian

Our transplant dietitian helps transplant patients and their families learn about a healthful, enjoyable diet to speed recovery after surgery and maintain health throughout life. She also provides education and care to pre- and post-organ transplant patients with diabetes through the Transplant Diabetes Program.

Transplant Pharmacist

As member of a multidisciplinary team, our transplant pharmacist makes rounds with the transplant team and offers services such as therapeutic drug monitoring and providing drug information about potential side effects and drug interactions. The pharmacist, alongside other transplant team members, helps to counsel liver transplant recipients on their individualized drug regimens.

Diabetes Education Team

Our Diabetes Education Team addresses diabetes through a multidisciplinary approach. Transplant physicians, diabetes educators, endocrinologists, nurse transplant coordinators, registered dietitians, and pharmacists work together to coordinate comprehensive quality care that is accessible to the patient. Our team believes that the person with diabetes and their family are the most important members of the diabetes team. Diabetes affects each person differently and we help create individualized treatment programs that accommodate a patient's needs and optimize their health.

Learn more about our Transplant Diabetes Program.

Financial Coordinators

The financial coordinator’s work begins at the time of referral, verifying coverage and ensuring all approvals are in place for services. All patients will receive a financial packet with personalized benefit information. Our financial coordinators are available to assist patients in all aspects of their insurance needs including counseling, assistance with Medicare/Medi-Cal application process, additional coverage needs, or coverage changes.

Outreach Coordinator

The outreach coordinator is the first point of contact for patients and process all incoming referrals for outreach clinics. Arranging appointments, medical studies, and consultations; tracking results; provide education and resources; and manage medication refill requests. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the outreach coordinator supports patients throughout the process.

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