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Our Team

Our team includes the world's leading transplant physicians and clinicians. Our experienced members include:

  • Surgeons
  • Medical physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists
  • Psychologists

They bring together specialized expertise and years of experience compassionately caring for patients during all stages of the transplant process.

Our Pancreas Transplant Team:

Surgical

Gerald S Lipshutz, MD, MS
Surgical Director, Pancreas Transplantation
Medical Director, Face Transplantation
Associate Professor of Surgery

Medical

Michael Bunnapradist, MD, MS
Transplant Nephrologist
Professor of Medicine

Gabriel Danovitch, MD
Medical Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Program
Professor of Medicine

Erik Lum, MD
Transplant Nephrologist
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Phuong-Thu Pham, MD
Transplant Nephrologist
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Natalie Bjelajac, NP

Meena Parakkal, NP

Michele Pena, NP

Theodore Sievers, PharmD
Kidney Transplant Pharmacist Specialist


Transplant Coordinators

Myrlin Agunod, RN, MA
Living Donor Coordinator

Sheila Alcantara, RN
Living Donor Coordinator

Rhonda Hutley, RN
Living Donor Coordinator

Suzanne McGuire, RN
Living Donor Coordinator

Jennifer Terenzini, RN
Living Donor Coordinator

Ilana Berg, RN
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Coordinator

Mishon Gatica, RN
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Coordinator

Christine Lee, RN
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Coordinator

Melissa Perukkonil, RN
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Coordinator

Veronica Sills, RN
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Coordinator

Jill Strejc, RN
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Coordinator

Affiliated Faculty

Mareena George, MS, RD

Other Specialists

Isabel Hong, MSW
Andie Gast, MSW

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