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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

Nirmal Sharma, MD
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program

Raphael Bueno, MD
Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgeons


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)
  • Stacia Meadowcroft, RN (post-transplant)
  • Ellen Modi, RN (post-transplant)
  • Karen Tsveybel, RN, CCTC (inpatient)
  • Deborah Valenza-Glennon, RN (post-transplant)

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

  • Sarah Harre, LCSW
  • Samantha Pearlstein, LCSW

Transplant Administrative Director

  • Konique Ballah, MPH

Referral/New Patient Administrative Coordinator

  • Tahira Langston

Pre-transplant Administrative Coordinator

  • Ayanna Stirling

Post-transplant Administrative Coordinator

  • Tashia Patin

Financial Coordinator

  • Carmel Owens

Sr. Data Analyst

  • Steve Boukedes


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