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Kidney Transplant Center

Our Experts

When patients come to the Saint Thomas Kidney Transplant Center, they often do so with little hope for the future. It takes a committed and loving staff to meet the physical, emotional and mental needs of our patients. Our team of skilled and caring individuals is dedicated to making the organ transplant experience as comfortable and easy as possible.

Training and research are essential parts of all our programs. Our program is committed to bringing you the best care possible. Our staff are highly trained in the care of transplant patients.

Transplant Surgical Staff

Dr. Derek Moore
Derek Moore, M.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
Dr. Derek Moore is a transplant, hepatobiliary, and general surgeon at St. Thomas Health, where he is the Director of the Kidney Transplant Program. His clinic interests include all aspects of abdominal transplant surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, open and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, vascular access, and general surgery. His research interests include studies of health-related quality of life, cost-effectiveness, and recipient and donor matching in solid organ transplantation.

Dr. Moore received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University. He completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his transplant fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania.