The Network encourages referral of patients for evaluation for transplant candidacy. ESRD Network 5 has 12 transplant centers that perform kidney and/or pancreas transplants in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Information for each transplant center along with their current referral criteria guide, including information about the initial evaluation process, absolute & relative contraindications, and special considerations for Network transplant centers can be found below:

Transplant Centers



District of Columbia




Children's National Medical Center Laurie Midgley  202.476.5061  Referral Criteria
George Washington University Hospital Danielle Hinchey  202.715.4471 Referral Criteria
MedStar Georgetown University
Last name A - L: Tamika Lewis
Last name M - Z: Shandel Garris
Referral Criteria


Johns Hopkins Hospital Evaluations/Appointments: 
Telisha Graham or
Towanda Artis
 410.614.5957 Referral Criteria
  Living Donors:  Bridget Creekmore, Pamela Duquette and Tamara Williams-Byrd    410.614.9345  
University of Maryland Evaluations/Appointments   410.328.5408  Referral Criteria
  Living Donors:  Tina Stern 


Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters Melissa Waide or Debbie Anderson  757.668.7022
Referral Criteria
Fairfax Hospital INOVA Keshia Cardenas 703.776.6056 Referral Criteria
Henrico Doctors Hospital Pre-Transplant:  
Lisa Matthias
 804.289.4941 Referral Criteria
Outreach:  Jo Anne Martin
Living Donor/Paired Exchange:  Melissa Van Syckle
VCU Health System - Hume Lee Transplant Center Pre-Transplant: 
Sarah Ricardo or Megan Darden
 804.628.0604 or
Referral Criteria
  Referrals:  Angele Lacks  804.628.0709
  Outreach:  Kim Johnson  804.828.6993
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Rebecca Alexander or Kirsti Linzi  757.388.3972 or    757.388.4178 Referral Criteria
UVA Health System -
Charles Strickler Transplant Center

Melissa Collins  800.543.8814
 Option 3
Referral Criteria

West Virginia

Charleston Area Medical Center Pre-Transplant:
Alice Jones or Susan Hanna
 ext. 3
Referral Criteria



Patient Education Checklist

iChoose Kidney Risk Calulator: A tool for doctors, social workers, nurses and/or patient educators to help patients make educated treatment decisions for end stage renal disease.

The Mentor Project

National Kidney Foundation: PEERS Program