Welcome to Renal Transplant

The Kidney Transplant Center at North Austin Medical Center has been serving patients in Austin and Central Texas since 1996. During that time, we have performed life-saving kidney transplants for more than 750 patients in our state-of-the-art facility. Our interdisciplinary team provides education, exceptional care and the very latest treatments for end stage renal disease (ESRD).

For patients with ESRD, a renal transplant is a life-transforming event. To help ensure a successful transplant, the skilled professionals at our center perform a thorough evaluation of each patient to determine if transplant is the best treatment option in each case.

Our comprehensive approach to kidney transplant includes supporting patients after their surgery through continued monitoring and follow-up by key members of our transplant team. Our team can assist you in deceased donor, living donation and paired exchange transplants for kidney. SDNAMC is the only National Kidney Registry facility for paired exchange transplants in Central Texas. Please check us out at The National Kidney Registry and our donor registration page.

If you are interested in finding out more about the only kidney program located in Austin, please email the Kidney Transplant Center

Transplant Center at St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Office Information

  • Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
  • Location:
    • Medical Oaks Pavillion 1, Suite 350
      12201 Renfert Way, Austin, TX, 78758
      (Located behind North Austin Medical Center)
  • Phone: (512) 901-2880
  • Fax: (512) 901-2885

Meet our Transplant Team

  • Surgical Director: Jacqueline Lappin, MD
  • Medical Director: Kulshrestha Satyarth, MD
  • Living Donor Program Director: Michelle McDonald, MD
  • Director: Lauren Rutledge, BS
  • Clinical Manager: Eunice D. Elliott, BSN, RN, CPTC
  • Financial Manager: Michael Chaney, CTFC
  • Quality Coordinator: Misael Tonacao, BSN, RN, CNN
  • Transplant Coordinators:
    • Bernadette Winiker, RN, CCTC
    • Cindy Padilla, BSN, RN
    • Erin Strong, BSN, RN
    • Katie Mooney, BSN, RN
    • Sarah Mayer, RN
  • Social Workers:
    • Victoria Tschoepe, LCSW
    • Beth Thomas, LCSW
    • Christine Ortiz, LMSW
  • Living Donor Advocate: Lauren Davis, LMSW
  • Office Coordinator: Araceli Damasco - (512) 901-2880
  • Financial Coordinator: Andrea Dixon
  • Post-Financial Coordinator: Jenny Romo
  • Data Coordinator: Marlene Melendez
  • Transplant Assistants: