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Specialists

Northwestern Memorial's transplant physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians and other medical professionals are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their patients.

Individually, the team members are among the most experienced and respected medical professionals in the world, having developed and refined many advanced medical and surgical procedures.

Together, they provide a unique resource for patients and physicians who require comprehensive, state-of-the-art care to manage complications of kidney, pancreas, liver and intestinal disorders.

Transplant Surgeons

 
Michael Abecassis MD
(Division Chief) 
Talia Baker, MD 
Juan Carlos Caicedo, MD  Jonathan Fryer, MD 
Daniela Ladner, MD, MPH  Joseph Leventhal, MD, PhD 
Anton Skaro, MD, PhD  Jason Wertheim, MD 
   

Hepatologists

 
Steven Flamm, MD
(Chief, Transplant Hepatology) 
Daniel Ganger, MD 
Anne Henkel, MD 
Sean Koppe, MD  Laura Kulik, MD 
Josh Levitsky, MD  Mary Rinella, MD 
   

Gastroenterologists

(supporting the Liver
and Intestinal Rehabilitation Program)
 
John Martin, MD 
 

Transplant Cardiologists

 
James Flaherty, MD 
Mihai Gheorghiade, MD  Sanjiv Shah, MD   
 

Transplant Dermatologists

 
Marad Alam, MD  Simon Yoo, MD 
   

Transplant Infectious Disease

 
Michael Ison, MD, MS  Valentina Stosor, MD 
   

Transplant Psychiatrist

 
John Franklin, MD   
   

Transplant Pharmacists

 
Joslyn Emerson, PharmD  Michael Fang, PharmD 
   

Physician Assistants

 
Tiffany McKirnan, PA-C  Brian Moyer, PA-C 
Lynn Nicolaisen, PA-C  Chandra Schmechel, PA-C 
   

Nurse Practitioners

 
Rebecca Duke, MSN, APN  Donna Kamuda, APN 
Gulcin Pusuoglu, APN   
   

Transplant Nurse Coordinators
and Clinic Support

 
Pre-Transplant   
Lori Clark, RN  Elizabeth Dering, RN 
Nina Kay, RN  Alyson Yoder, RN 
Raquel Berven  Markesha Mills 
Shiriane Tate  Karen Zaremba 
Lakeithia Looney   
   
Post-Transplant   
Erin Alberico, RN  Angel Arroyo, RN 
Caitlin Dierking, RN  Heidi Dybas, RN 
Patricia Gierut, RN  Alexandra Meihofer, RN 
Rebecca Miedema, RN  Lisa Scholz, RN 
Jaclyn Semko, RN  Carly Torraco, RN 
Maria Torres, RN  Jelitsa Zuluaga, RN 
Danielle Cherry  Andre Jones 
Vanessa Tooley   
   

Clinic Staff Nurses

 
 
Connie Aristoza, RN  Anne McDermott, RN 
   

Transplant Social Workers

 
 
Janet Aminoff, LCSW  Jami Hanneman, LCSW 
Martha Escamilla-Arias, LSW  Sara Miller, LCSW 
   

Transplant Dietitian

 
 
Judith Fitzhugh, RD, LDN, CNSD   
   

Clinical Research Coordinators

 
 
Division of Transplant Surgery   
Patrice Al-Saden, RN, CCRC  Jane Charette, RN, CCRC 
Candace Staron, RN  Angela Hecyk, BS, CCRC 
Farida Siddiqui, CCRC  Amanda Sweeney, BS 
   
Division of Hepatology   
Mary Kozlowski, RN  Deb Murray, RN 
Katie Wherity, RN  Noreen Khan, RN
(Clinical Research Nurse) 
Joanne Gartman, PA-C  Jeanne Gottstein, Coordinator 
Kim Sipich, Coordinator   
   

Transplant Financial Coordinator

 
 
Karla Christensen  Betty Laureano 
   

Transplant Quality

 
 
Anton Skaro, MD, PhD  Eileen DeMayo, RN 
Stacie Landron, RN   
   

Transplant Administration

 
 
Gwen McNatt, MS, RN, CNN, FNP-BC
(Director) 
Corey King
(Operations Manager) 
Steve Nelson
(Performance Manager) 
Nanette Burgess, RN
(Practice Manager) 
Leigh Anne Mixon
(Division Administrator) 
Robert Smith
(Manager, Transplant Finance) 
   

Program Development

 
 
Greg Ciaciura
(Manager, Transplant Development) 
Doug Penrod, RN
(Nurse Coordinator - Outreach) 

 

 
Last UpdateMarch 11, 2014

Appointments

To make an appointment with a physician, please call 1-877-926-4664.

New patients can request an appointment online.

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