Penn Transplant Institute

Liver Transplant Physicians and Teams

The multidisciplinary liver transplant team at Penn Medicine is comprised of specialists who manage patient care at every stage: from the evaluation visit through the transplant procedure and postoperative care. The program's goal is to provide the best care and restore each patient to a full and productive life.

While primarily committed to patient care, the liver transplant team is also actively engaged in clinical and laboratory research designed to improve survival and quality of life for transplant recipients.

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

Liver Transplant Surgeons

Non-Physician Providers

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

Chief, Hepatology

Medical Director


Non-Physician Providers

Hepatology Physician Assistants
  • Brenda Appolo, MHS, PA-C
  • Lori Sinese, PA-C
  • Jennifer Deuel, MS, PA-C
  • Alexandra Garzone, MHS, PA-C
  • Jennifer Zone, PA-C
  • Mary Cate Wilhelm, MHS, PA-C
  • Melissa J. Ferrari, MPAS, PA-C
Inpatient Hepatology Nurse Liaison
  • Diane Peyton, BSN, RN
Transplant Coordinators
Procurement Coordinators
  • Nicole Platt, MS, EMT-B
  • Joe Dimick, BS
  • Kate Ennis, BS
Living Donor Team
Living Donor Advocate
  • Leanne Wilkofsy, MSW, LSWM
Social Workers
  • Senaysish Addis, MSW
  • Brigid Reilly, LSW
Financial Coordinator
  • Kaomi China
Transplant Nutritionist
  • Kristen Dwinnells, RD, CNSC, LDN
Transplant Pharmacist
  • Erin Ticehurst, PharmD
Transplant Psychiatrist
New Patient Referral Intake Coordinator
  • Jeanette Davis
    Tel: 215-662-4554
    Fax: 215-662-2244
Transplant Outreach & Communication
Clinical Director, Abdominal Organ Transplant
  • Geri Libetti, MSN, RN, CCTC, FABC