The multidisciplinary liver transplant team at Penn Medicine is comprised of specialists who manage patient care at every stage.

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

Non-Physician Providers

Liver Transplant Hepatologists

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
  • Crystal Halloran, PA-C
  • Samantha Rosenberg, PA-C
  • Sophea Pok, CRNP

Inpatient Hepatology Nurse Liaison

  • Diane Peyton, BSN, RN

Transplant Coordinators

  • Alexa Lustig, MSN, CRNP-AC
  • Matthew Sigafus, MSN, CRNP
  • Renee Westmoreland, MSN, CRNP
  • Samantha Halpern, MSN, CRNP
  • Stephanie Veasey, MSN, CRNP
  • Jackie Lyons, BSN, RN
  • Jeneen Goodman, BSN, RN
  • Elaine Lander, MSN, CRNP
  • Veronica Gilliard, BSN, MSN

Living Donor Team

Living Donor Advocate

  • Deborah Lowenstein, MSW, LSWM

Social Workers

  • Senaysish Addis, MSW
  • Rebecca Young, MSW

Financial Coordinator

  • Kaomi China

Transplant Nutritionist

  • Kristen Dwinnells, RD, LDN, CNSC

Transplant Pharmacist

  • Chelsea Sammons, 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

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