These providers at Penn Medicine specialize in the treatment and management of heart failure.

Cardiovascular Surgeons

Heart Failure Physicians

Heart Transplant Clinical Practitioners

Heart Transplant Nurse Coordinators

Pre-Transplant Nurse Practitioner

  • Nicole Hornsby, MSN, CRNP

Pre-Transplant Nurse Coordinator

  • Anthony Kayser, RN

Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner

  • Amy Marzolf, MSN, CRNP

Heart Failure Nurse Specialists

  • Eileen Baxter, RN, BSN
  • Sarah Fontana, MSN, RN, CHFN
  • Patricia Kim, RN, BSN
  • Lauren McDevitt, BSN, RN
  • Patricia McGurl, MSN, RN
  • Judie Shilling, RN
  • Joann Treacy, RN, BSN
  • Linda Wells, MA, RN, CHFN

Mechanical Circulatory Support Device (MCSD) Coordinators

  • Dana Guarracino RN, BSN
  • Christine Hill, RN, BSN
  • Judy Marble, BSN RN
  • Kathryn Norelli, RN, BSN
  • Christyna Justice, RN, BSN

Social Workers

  • Deborah Gordon, MSS, LCSW
  • Sallie Smith, MSW, LSW
  • Claudia Smith, MSSA, LCSW

VAD Device Technician

  • Patricia Delia


  • Kathleen King, MA, RD, CNSC, LDN

Financial Coordinators

  • Kara Hovatter

Director of Clinical Operations

  • Donna Chojnowski, MSN, CRNP

Transplant Pharmacist

  • Tamara Claridge, PharmD
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