Our Lung Transplant Team

Our dedicated and experienced multidisciplinary lung transplant team is instrumental to our mission of providing the best and most appropriate care to our patients with advanced lung disease. From patient screening, preoperative monitoring, and donor procurement to surgery and post-operative care, our diverse team – including surgeons, pulmonologists, clinical nurse specialists, psychiatrists, pharmacists, and dietitians – works together to do everything possible for our patients. The following are some of the key members of our team.

Hari Mallidi, MD
Program/Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Hilary Goldberg, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Raphael Bueno, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgeons

Raphael Bueno, MD
Anthony Coppolino, MD
Marcelo DaSilva, MD
Christopher Ducko, MD
Michael Jaklitsch, MD
Moshe Lapidot, MD
Abraham Lebenthal, MD
Hari Mallidi, MD
Ciaran McNamee, MD
Steven Mentzer, MD
Matthew Rochefort, MD
Scott Swanson, MD

Jon Wee, MD
Brian Whang, MD
Abby White, MD
Daniel Wiener, MD


Souheil El-Chemaly, MD
Hilary Goldberg, MD, MPH
John Kennedy, MD, MSc
Tany Thaniyavarn, MD
Anil Trindade, MD 

Nurse Practitioners

Valerie Durney, NP, CCTC
Jessica Fenty-Scotland, NP
Shirley Marshall, NP

Patient Coordinators

Kathy Boyle, RN (pre-transplant)
Gina Damp, RN (pre-transplant)
Linda Cronin, RN (post-transplant)
Michelle Shang, RN (post-transplant)
Kristin Sullivan, RN (post-transplant)
Karen Tsveybel, RN, CCTC (inpatient)

Physician Assistants

Jonathan Andrade, PA-C
Will Clippinger, PA-C
Keri Foley, PA-C
Michelle Kopp, PA-C
Jillian Lynch, PA-C
Kaitlyn McGowan, PA-C
Arzoo Patel, PA-C
Sheri Talbot, PA-C


Caitlin Blakeley, MS, RD, LDN

Transplant Pharmacists

Robin Klasek, PharmD, BCPS
Keri Townsend, PharmD, BCPS

Transplant Social Worker

Kristen Vargas, LCSW

Transplant Administrative Director

Konique Ballah, MPH

Pre-transplant Administrative Coordinator

Melissa Centeio

Post-transplant Administrative Coordinator

Tashia Patin

Financial Coordinator

Carmel Owens

Sr. Data Analyst

Steve Boukedes


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