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
Kidney Transplant Nephrologists
Non-Physician Providers
  • Georgeine Smith, MS, MHS, PA-C
  • Kelly Cederquist, MMSc, PA-C
Kidney Transplant Coordinators
Social Workers
  • Jason Kim, MSW
  • Regina Miller, MSW
  • Elizabeth Spina, MSW
Financial Coordinators
  • Kara Hovatter
  • Tara Koslowski
Transplant Nutritionist
  • Tiffany Donahue, RD, LDN
Transplant Pharmacist
  • Jennifer Trofe-Clark, Pharm D., FAST, FCCP, BCPS
Renal Nurse Practitioners
  • Jenna Angerstein, MSN, CRNP, CCTN
  • Naomi Barton, MSN, CRNP
  • Gail Eastman, MSN, CRNP
Living Donor Advocate
  • Carolyn Cristofalo, MSW, LCSW
Living Donor Team
Transplant Outreach Coordinator
Clinical Director, Abdominal Organ Transplant
  • Geri Libetti, MSN, RN, CCTC
Manager, Transplant Outreach and Communication