Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Program

The Peritoneal Dialysis Unit provides training and long term management for the patient who selects peritoneal dialysis as home therapy. Staffed by experienced peritoneal dialysis nurses, manual and automated home peritoneal dialysis is available.


The Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) program is an outpatient service for home peritoneal dialysis patients. Our goal is to provide a collaborative environment in which patients and families can be trained, supported, and followed. This program has a multidisciplinary approach staffed by Mass General Nephrologists, renal nurses, a dietician, and a social worker who provide the support needed to the home peritoneal dialysis patient. Additional services provided include interventions for dialysis related issues and inpatient consultations.

About this Program

The Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) program is a self-dialysis procedure that is done by the patient or a trained helper at home. Training is provided and tailored to the patient's readiness to learn. Consistent follow-up with the nephrologists, nurses, and dietician is necessary for patient well-being.

Our Team

Nursing Staff

  • Laurie Biel, RN, BSN

  • Lynne Brown, RN, BSN

  • Phoebe Fuentes, RN, BSN, MSN

  • Maria Luongo, RN, MSN


  • Lorraine Castaldo, RD, CSR, LDN

Social Work

  • Andrea Angeline, MSW, LICSW

Patient Care Coordinator

  • Kathleen Manganelli

Conditions & Diseases

The links below provide more information about the conditions and diseases that might be treated within this program.


Contact Us

Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Program

Suite 504165 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-720-1317
  • Fax: 617-720-2861


  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

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