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While primarily committed patient care, Penn's faculty members are 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 ta full and productive life.

The following members of the pancreas transplant team are involved in patient care throughout the transplant process:

Pancreas Transplant Surgeons

Non-Physician Providers

Pancreas Transplant Nephrologists

Pancreas Transplant Endocrinologist

Transplant Psychiatrists

Pancreas Transplant Coordinators

Social Workers

  • Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, MSW
  • Marie Luciano, LSW, MSSA, CCMC
  • Gabrielle "Elle" Gordon, LSW
  • Julia Stiffman, MSW
  • Sandra "Sandy" Aponte Peralta, MSW
  • Rose Winchell, MSW

Financial Coordinators

  • Kara Hovatter
  • Tara Koslowski
  • Naiphesa Gibson

Transplant Nutritionist

Transplant Pharmacist

Transplant Outreach Coordinator

Manager, Transplant Outreach and Communication

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