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

  • Georgine Smith, MS, MHS, PA-C
  • Kelly Cederquist, MMSc, PA-C

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
  • Abby Neely, 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

Procurement Coordinators

Living Donor Team

  • Linda Wood, BSN, RN
  • Joanne Edu-Candy, NCMA

Living Donor Advocate

  • Leanne Wilkofsy, MSW, LSWM

Social Workers

  • Senaysish Addis, MSW
  • Rebecca Young, MSW

Financial Coordinator

  • Kaomi China

Transplant Nutritionist

  • Kristen Dwinnells, RD, CNSC, LDN

Transplant Pharmacist

  • Erin Ticehurst, 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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