Penn Transplant Institute

Kidney Transplant Physicians and Teams

Penn's kidney transplant program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of specialists who manage patients' care from the evaluation visit to the transplant procedure and postoperative care.

Their goal is to provide the best care and restore each patient to a full and productive life.

While primarily committed to patient care, these faculty members are also actively engaged in clinical and laboratory research designed to improve survival and quality of life for kidney transplant recipients.

The following members of the kidney transplant team are involved in patients' care throughout the transplant process:

Kidney Transplant Surgeons

Non-Physician Providers

  • Georgine Smith, MS, MHS, PA-C
  • Kelly Cederquist, MMSc, PA-C

Kidney Transplant Nephrologists

Kidney Transplant Coordinators

Social Workers

  • Jason Kim, MSW
  • Regina Miller, MSW
  • Elizabeth Spina, MSW

Financial Coordinators

  • Bernadette Selera
  • Tara Koslowski

Transplant Nutritionist

  • Carol Bergen, MS, RD, CSR, LDN

Transplant Pharmacist

  • Jennifer Trofe, PharmD, BCPS

Renal Nurse Practitioners

  • Christina Braun, MSN, CRNP
  • Carolyn Mylowe, MSN, CRNP
  • Trisha Duncan, MSN, CRNP
  • Jenna Angerstein, MSN, CRNP, CCTN

Living Donor Advocate

  • Carolyn Cristofalo, MSW, LCSW

Living Donor Team

Transplant Outreach Coordinator

Clinical Director, Abdominal Organ Transplant

  • Geri Libetti, BSN, RN, CCTC

Manager, Transplant Outreach and Communication