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
Marcelo DaSilva, MD
Christopher Ducko, MD
Michael Jaklitsch, MD
Abraham Lebenthal, MD
Ciaran McNamee, MD
Steven Mentzer, MD
Scott Swanson, MD
Jon Wee, MD
Brian Whang, MD
Abby White, MD
Daniel Wiener, MD


Patrick Burkett, MD
Miguel Divo, MD
Souheil El-Chemaly, MD
Laura Fredenburgh, MD
Elizabeth Gay, MD
Daniela Lamas, MD
Ivan Rosas, MD
George Washko, MD


David Wolfe, MD

Nurse Practitioner

Valerie Durney, NP, CCTC

Patient Coordinators

Kristin Sullivan, RN, (post-transplant)
Linda Cronin, RN, (post-transplant)
Shirley Dujour, RN, (inpatient)
Karen Tsveybel, RN, CCTC (inpatient)
Caitlin McKane, RN, CCTC, (pre-transplant)

Physician Assistants

Kathy Gauthier, PA-C
Helen Le, PA-C
Jillian Lynch, PA-C
Kaitlyn McGowan, PA-C
Sheri Talbot, PA-C
Derek Schmidt, PA-C


Stephanie Hasara, RD, LDN

Transplant Pharmacist

Keri Townsend, PharmD

Transplant Social Worker

Andrea James, LCSW

Transplant Administrative Director

Konique Ballah, MPH

Pre-transplant Administrative Coordinator

Melissa Centeio

Post-transplant Administrative Coordinator

Melissa Centeio

Financial Coordinator

Mitzi Jones

Sr. Data Analyst

Steve Boukedes


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