Pediatric Kidney Transplantation: A Historic View

Rachel M Engen*, Priya S. Verghese

*Corresponding author for this work

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Successful kidney transplantation requires the interdisciplinary cooperation of surgeons, nephrologists, pharmacists, social workers, nutritionists, and others. It necessitates careful pretransplant evaluation by specialists, thorough immunologic evaluation of recipients and potential donors, and vigilant posttransplant monitoring and care. As with any successful enterprise, the development of transplant as a field for the treatment of men, women, and children with kidney failure was the coming together of disparate research fields after decades of incremental progress, wrong turns, and outright failures. No account could possibly capture the many people responsible for the successes responsible for developing the field of pediatric kidney transplantation as we know it today. In this chapter, we attempt to weave together the stories that lead to the hope of transplantation today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Solid Organ Transplantation
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Handbook
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789811969096
ISBN (Print)9789811969089
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Allocation
  • History
  • Immunosuppression
  • Kidney
  • Outcomes
  • Pediatric transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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