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Our Team

Our team includes many leading transplant physicians and clinicians. Our experienced members include:

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

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

Adult Liver Transplant Team

Surgical

Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD
Executive Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation

Vatche G. Agopian, MD
Assistant Profesor of Surgery

Elaine Cheng, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

Douglas Farmer, MD
Director, Intestinal Transplant Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Surgery

Fady M. Kaldas, MD
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation Service
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program

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

Hasan Yersiz, MD
Professor of Surgery

Randoph Steadman, MD
Professor
Anesthesiology

Christopher Wray, MD
Associate Professor
Anesthesiology

Ali Zarrinpar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Medical

Gina Choi, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine- Hepatology

Francisco A. Durazo, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Hepatology

Mohammed El-Kabany, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hepatology

Steven-Huy Han, MD
Director, Hepatology Clinical Research Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine & Surgery
Hepatology

Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Hepatology

Transplant Coordinators

Andrew Baird, RN

Eunice Brown, RN, BSN

Alecia Brydon, RN, BSN

Kelly Dempster, RN, MSN

Caroline Hong, RN, BSN

Scott Kaufman, RN, BSN

Kevin King, RN, BSN

Gregg Kunder, RN, Nurse Manager

Alice Lee, RN

Christine LeGate, RN

Johanna Lyudmirsky, RN, Pre Adult Supervisor

Holly Maino, RN, BSN

Anne Maxfield, RN, BSN

Katherine Meneses, RN, BSN, Post Adult Supervisor

Dwana Nicholson, RN

Gabriella Orozco, RN

Michelle Oxenham, RN, BSN, Call Team Supervisor

Susan Ponthieux, RN

Diana Radler, RN, BSN

Luis Sanchez, RN, BSN

Oonagh Sankar, RN, BSN

Lydia Yik, RN

Anna Zafar, RN

Other Specialists

Andre Abramyan, ORT

Fil Apeles, RN

Alan Arbolado, RN

Fong Chuu, RN

Curtis Holt, Pharm.D., Surgery

Villa Jareun, RN

Manny Nieto, RN

Kharen Palacio, RN

Erik Phelps, ORT

Angelita Villegas, RN

Financial Counselors

Michelle Barrow

Monette Hector

Beverly Mitchell

Aida Rivera

Lilly Villata

Social Work

Oluchi Afoegbu

Eilleen Sudeck


 

Pediatric Liver Transplant Team

Surgical

Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD
Executive Chairman, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation

Elaine Cheng, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery

Douglas Farmer, MD
Director, Intestinal Transplant Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Surgery

Fady M. Kaldas, MD
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation Service
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, Abdominal Transplant Fellowship Program

Randoph Steadman, MD
Professor
Anesthesiology

Christopher Wray, MD
Associate Professor
Anesthesiology

Medical

Sue V. McDiarmid, MD
Director Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery

Elizabeth Marcus, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Martín G. Martín, MD, MPP
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Jorge H. Vargas, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Robert Venick, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Laura Wozniak, MD, MSHS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

David Ziring, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, UCLA Pediatric IBD Center

Transplant Coordinators

Greg Dunkel, RN, BSN

Roxella "Rocky" Camara, RN, BSN

Emy Chai, RN, MSN

Social Work

Blair Butler, MSW

TPN Clinical Nurse Specialists

Laurie Reyen, RN

Alissa Lund, RN

Financial Counselors

Michelle Barrow

Monette Hector

Beverly Mitchell

 

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