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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Our Team

For 35 years, the physicians at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital have provided treatment for the most complex medical problems facing children. Each year, our compassionate pediatric specialists treat more than 4,700 infants and children.

Children who have transplants here receive care from an experienced team that includes transplant surgeons, pediatric specialists, specially trained nurses, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

Our team helps families along every step of the way: from diagnosis and pre-transplant testing and counseling to your child's transplant surgery and recovery.

Heart Transplants

Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD 
Professor of Surgery 
Chief, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

Kidney Transplants

Christopher Clardy, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics 
Section Chief, Pediatric Nephrology

Liver Transplants

Ruba Azzam, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

J. Michael Millis, MD 
Professor of Surgery 
Chief, Section of Transplantation

John Renz, MD, PhD 
Professor of Surgery 
Director, Liver Transplant Program