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)
  • Georgine Smith, MS, MHS, PA-C
  • Kelly Cederquist, MMSc, PA-C
  • Brenda Appolo, MHS, PA-C
  • Lori Sinese, PA-C
  • Jennifer Deuel, MS, PA-C
  • Alexandra Garzone, MHS, PA-C
  • Melissa J. Ferrari, MPAS, PA-C
Liver Transplant Hepatologists

Chief, Hepatology

Medical Director


Living Donor Advocate
  • Leanne Wilkofsy, MSW, LSWM
Social Workers
  • Senaysish Addis, MSW
  • Chrystal Liebold, MSW
Financial Coordinator
  • Kaomi China
Transplant Coordinators
Transplant Nutritionist
  • Kristen Dwinnells, RD, CNSC, LDN
Transplant Pharmacist
  • Erin Ticehurst, PharmD
Transplant Psychiatrist
Living Donor Team
Transplant Outreach & Communication
Clinical Director, Abdominal Organ Transplant
  • Geri Libetti, MSN, RN, CCTC