About Rachel Ritter, RN, MSN

Rachel Ritter, RN, MSN, is the Pediatric Nurse Transplant Coordinator for the Pediatric Kidney and Pediatric Liver Transplant Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. 

She is passionate about ongoing patient and family teaching throughout the lifelong transplant journey.  Providing personalized & compassionate care, she brings insight & understanding of the ripple effects transplant has on daily life for a child and family: medically, socially and academically.  

 Rachel is the nurse leader of the Massachusetts General Transplant Center Peer Mentoring Program and Massachusetts General for Children Transplant Transitions Program.

Departments, Centers & Programs:




  • Master of Science in Nursing from Salem State University (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Bachelor of Science from University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Research & Publications

Casey, D.M., Tella, N., Turesky, R., Labracque, M. (2011, November-December). Therapeutic Hypothermia: Treatment for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in the NICU. Neonatal Network, 30 (6), 370-380.

Bradley, C., Ritter, R., (2013). Developmental Care for the Sick and Preterm Neonate. In C. Kenner & J. Lott (Eds.), Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition (pp. 925-931). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company