Meet Our Liver and Intestine Team

Surgeons

Alan Langnas, DO

Wendy J. Grant, MD

Shaheed Merani, MD

David F. Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)

Luciano Vargas, MD


Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

Loretta Lynn Jophlin, MD

Wuttiporn "Shane" Manatsathit, MD

Tim McCashland, MD

Marco A. Olivera-Martinez, MD

Fedja Rochling, MD


Pediatric Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist

Warapan Nakayuenyongsuk, MD

Ruben E. Quiros, MD

Emille Reyes-Santiago, MD

Hahn Vo, MD

 


Advance Practice and Nursing - Adult

Katherine Brodahl, PA

Chaeli Fortina, RN, APRN-ACC

Jin Gongliang, PA

Joyce Rogge, RN, MSN, ANP-C

Jordan Stancombe, PA

Robyn Thorson, PA


Advance Practice and Nursing - Pediatric

Cindy Brown, APRN, NP-C

Stephanie Cuttle, PA

Kelle Jindra, PA

Trudie Owens, RN, APRN-ACC


Solid Organ Transplant Director

Shanda Ross, RN, BSN, MSN


Liver/Intestinal Transplant Administrator

Tracy Krasser


Liver/Intestinal Transplant Manager

Deborah A. Andersen, RN, BSN, CCTC


Transplant Nurse Coordinators - Adult

Kimberly Butler, BSN

Sue Calabro, RN, BSN, CCTC

Jaime Carney, RN, BSN

Mary Clark, RN, BSN, MSN

Samantha Elbert, RN, BSN

Theresa Hubenka, LPN

Leigh Lindner, RN, BSN, CMSRN

Robyn Rudloff, RN, BSN, CCTC

Wendy Scholl, RN, BSN

Cynthia Vandersnick, RN, BSN

Laurie Williams-Salonen, RN, MSN, CCTC


Transplant Nurse Coordinators - Pediatric

Brandi Gerhardt, RN, BAN

Sarah Iwansky, RN, BSN

April Romans, RN, BSN

Pattie Turner, RN


Transplant Pharmacists

Megan Keck, Pharm.D., BCPS - Pediatric

Mary Vacha, Pharm.D., BCPS - Adult


Transplant Dietitians - Adult

Laura Beerman, RD, CNSC

Hilary Catron, MS, RD, LMNT, CNSC

Karley Culwell, RD, CNSC


Transplant Dieticians - Pediatric

Brandy Hobson, RD, CNSC

Angie Iverson, RD, LMNT

Samantha List, MS, RD, LMNT


Transplant Social Work

J.J. McMahon, LCSW - Adult and Pediatric Social Work

Mandy Pflaster, LCSW - Pediatric Social Work

Len Penkoski, CSW, LISW - Adult Social Work


The Intestine and liver teams of physicians are supported by a multidisciplinary group of specialists including transplant nurse coordinators, nurse practitioners and pharmacists trained in treating the unique health conditions faced by transplant recipients. Our team also includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and child life specialists to help recipients and donors navigate the emotional and behavioral aspects of the transplantation process. Financial and pharmaceutical counselors are also on hand to help patients with financial considerations and concerns.