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Multi-Organ Transplant Program

The Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) program at BC Children’s Hospital was established in 2009 and is the only transplant program in Canada that provides integrated services to kidney, heart, lung, and liver transplant recipients under one program.
Our Program

The MOT program includes a comprehensive interdisciplinary team that strives to provide state-of-the-art care to patients living with a solid organ transplant. We endeavour to promote and improve the quality of life of children and youth living with an organ transplant through excellence in evidence-based clinical care, clinical and basic research, and education and advocacy. This includes: 

  • pre-transplant assessments
  • transplant surgery for kidney and heart transplant recipients
  • post-transplant follow-up care until age 19
  • transition to adult care
  • psychosocial supports

We are committed to enhancing the health and well-being of these children and youth in the MOT program, as well as their families, by providing excellent family-centered clinical care. We seek to rehabilitate children and youth with organ failure after transplantation, including attention to their physical and mental health, and their quality of life.

The MOT program is a training hub for aspiring physicians, surgeons, nursing and allied health professionals seeking to gain special expertise in transplantation care, and these trainees further enhance the quality of care provided under the MOT program. Research is critical to continue improving health and wellness outcomes after organ transplantation, so patients and families are offered different opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research. That includes discovering new ways to preserve graft function, identify and treat rejection earlier and better, addressing barriers to medication adherence, and improving quality of life for children with an organ transplant. Finally, we continue to advocate for organ donation and services that will benefit children and youth with organ failure, in collaboration with community and national partners.

Our Team

Dr. Tom Blydt-Hansen
Director, Kidney Transplant 

Dr. Derek Human
Heart Transplant

Dr. Kathryn Armstrong
Heart Transplant

Dr. Orlee Guttman
Liver Transplant 

Dr. Richard Schreiber
Liver Transplant

Dr. Mark Chilvers
Lung Transplant 

Dr. Soren Gantt
Transplant Infectious Disease 

Heart Transplant

Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi

Dr. Andrew Campbell

Kidney Transplant

Dr. Andrew MacNeily

Dr. Kourosh Afshar

Dr. John Masterson


Jessie Ahuja

Sarah Fay

Allied Health

Kat Broad, MSW, RSW (social worker)

Preeti Zimmer, RD, CNSC (dietician)

Kathryn Haubrich, BSc Pharm, PharmD (pharmacist)

Dr. Erin Moon, PhD, R Psych (psychologist)

Julie Fairbairn, PT (physiotherapist)

Rita Marchildon (child life therapist)


Anna Shvets

Tyki Sueyoshi


Lani Coloma

Melissa Enns

Harjeewan Sohi

Follow Up

We follow most patients every 3 to 6 months in the clinic (children under 6 every 3 months), depending on your child's age, how far away you live, and your doctor's wishes. We will arrange a follow-up visit with you before you leave. 

If needed, proceed to the outpatient pharmacy located on the ground floor of the Ambulatory Care Building to pick up your medications. Please remember to order your medications 1-2 weeks before coming to your transplant clinic appointment.

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