Taryn Shappell


Social worker
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Taryn Shappell is a social worker who cares for children with urinary tract problems or kidney disease, including those on dialysis and those receiving kidney transplants. She provides a full range of support services to patients and their families, and leads a program to help children with kidney conditions transition to adult care. Her special interests include dialectical behavioral therapy, the transition from pediatric to adult health care and issues related to medical ethics.

Shappell earned a bachelor's degree in social work at Arizona State University, followed by a master's degree in social work at Columbia School of Social Work and a certificate in early childhood development. She is a member of the Society for Transplant Social Workers.

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Clinics I work with (3)

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Kidney Transplant Program

Kidney Transplant Program

San Francisco / Fresno / Modesto / Monterey / Santa Rosa

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Kidney Clinic

Kidney Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Fresno / Greenbrae / Modesto / Monterey / Plea...


Dialysis Unit

Dialysis Unit

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Where I see patients (3)

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