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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 program's goal is to provide the best care and restore each patient to a full and productive life.

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

Liver Transplant Surgeons

Surgical Advanced Practice Providers

Liver Transplant Hepatologists

Hepatology Advanced Practice Providers

  • Brenda Appolo, MHS, PA-C
  • Lori Sinese, PA-C
  • Jennifer Deuel, MS, PA-C
  • Alexandra Parris, MHS, PA-C
  • Crystal Carmichael-Kuzy, PA-C
  • Sophea Bachalis, MSN CRNP
  • Divya Roberts, MSN CRNP

Inpatient Hepatology Nurse Liaison

  • Diane Peyton, BSN, RN

Transplant Psychiatrists

Clinical Director

  • Mary Williams, DNP, CRNP

Transplant Coordinators

  • Alexa Lustig, MSN, CRNP-AC
  • Jackie Lyons, BSN, RN
  • Jeneen Goodman, BSN, RN
  • Veronica Gilliard, BSN, MSN

Post Transplant Nurse Practitioners

  • Matthew Sigafus, MSN, CRNP
  • Stephanie Veasey, MSN, CRNP
  • Samantha Halpern, MSN, CRNP
  • Elaine Lander, MSN, CRNP
  • Jessica Rardin, MSN CRNP

Living Donor Team

Liver Tumor Coordinator

  • Michaela Kennedy, BSN RN

Living Donor Advocate

  • Vanessa Worzel, MSW

Social Workers

  • Senaysish Addis, MSW
  • Jennifer Johannesson, MSW

Financial Coordinator

  • Kaomi China

Transplant Nutritionist

  • Amy Kennett, MS RD LDN CNSC

Transplant Pharmacist

  • Chelsea Sammons, PharmD

New Patient Referral Intake Coordinator

Transplant Outreach & Communication

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