Kidney Transplant Program
Meet the kidney transplant team
William Harmon, MD
Harmon's specialties include end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and kidney transplantation and his research interests involve the pathophysiology and treatment of end-stage renal disease in children. He was one of the earliest members of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS) and developed the studies and protocols that were subsequently used as the basis for the development of the Cooperative Clinical Trials in Pediatric Transplantation (CCTPT). Harmon is a Past President of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and is President of NAPRTCS. In addition to holding his Academic Appointment as Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, he serves on the Boards of Directors of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Heung Bae Kim, MD
Dr. Kim serves as the director of the Pediatric Transplant Center and surgical director of the Kidney, Liver and Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Programs. He is currently the only pediatric transplant surgeon in New England who is fellowship-trained in both pediatric surgery and liver transplantation.
Dr. Kim and his colleagues performed the first successful multivisceral transplant in New England and the world’s smallest multivisceral transplant in a 7 lb baby. He also developed the Serial Transverse Enteroplasty (STEP) procedure for short bowel syndrome. He holds an Academic Appointment as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Craig Lillehei, MD
Dr. Lillehei serves as a Transplant Surgeon for the Lung, Liver, Intestine & Multivisceral and Kidney Transplant Programs. In addition to transplantation, Dr. Lillehei specializes in Thoracic and General Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is a faculty member of the Center for Childhood Liver Diseases. Dr. Lillehei holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and was recently appointed Region 1 Councilor for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
Khashayar Vakili, MD
Dr. Vakili serves as a Transplant Surgeon for the Liver, Intestine and Kidney Transplant Programs. In addition to transplantation, he specializes in Hepatobiliary and General Surgery. Dr. Vakili holds an academic appointment as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.