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Pediatric Transplant

February 18, 2014

Dr. Goldfarb and his team from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will explain what you need to know when making the decision to list your child for pediatric transplant, the transplant process, and how to prepare a child for transplant and post-transplant life.

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Presenter Information

Samuel Goldfarb, MD 

Samuel Goldfarb, MD

Medical Director, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant Programs, CHOP
Director, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Center and Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Samuel Goldfarb, MD, is the medical director of the Lung Transplant and Heart-Lung Transplant programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

An active member of the International Pediatric Lung Transplant Collaborative, Dr. Goldfarb has served as president since 2010, participating in the development of a standardized protocol and several multi-center clinical studies. He is also a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Rare Diffuse Pediatric Lung Disease Consortium, and the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, where he serves on the Scientific Council on Pediatric Transplantation.

Katie Oshrine

Katie Byrne-Oshrine, RN, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner and Transplant Coordinator, Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant Programs and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease Center, CHOP
Katie Oshrine has been a pediatric nurse practitioner and transplant coordinator for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant program since 2011. Katie has also a nurse practitioner and coordinator for the Interstitial Lung Disease and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia program at CHOP since 2013. She is an active member of the International Transplant Nurses Society and National Association of Nurse Practitioners and a Certified Transplant Coordinator and Certified Pediatric Nurse.

Deb McGrath

Debby McGrath, MSS

Cystic Fibrosis/Lung and Heart/Lung Transplant Program
Social Worker
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, CHOP
Debby has been a pediatric social worker for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 1999, and the primary social worker in the Cystic Fibrosis Center as a part of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine since 2002 and the Lung & Heart/Lung Transplant Social Worker since 2006. Debby is an active member of the Cystic Fibrosis Center for Quality Improvement. She is also a member of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, School Re-Entry Program for Pre/Post Lung & Heart/Lung Transplant Patients. She does regular speaking engagements regarding psychosocial issues surrounding chronic illness. 

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