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

  • Diane Peyton, BSN, RN (In-Patient Service)
  • Surgery:
  • Georgine Smith, MS, MHS, PA-C
  • Kelly Cederquist, MMSc, PA-C
  • Hepatology:
  • Brenda Appolo, MHS, PA-C
  • Lori Sinese, PA-C
  • Jennifer Deuel, MS, PA-C

Liver Transplant Hepatologists

Transplant Coordinators

Living Donor Advocate

  • Leanne Wilkofsy, MSW, LSWM

Social Workers

  • Senaysish Addis, MSW
  • Chrystal Liebold, MSW

Financial Coordinator

  • Kaomi China

Transplant Nutritionist

  • Carol Bergen, MS, RD, CSR, LDN

Transplant Pharmacist

  • Erin Ticehurst, PharmD

Transplant Psychiatrist

Living Donor Team

Transplant Outreach & Communication

Clinical Director, Abdominal Organ Transplant

  • Geri Libetti, BSN, RN, CCTC