• Lung Transplant
  • Our Team

    The pediatric lung transplant team consists of experienced and dedicated medical professionals who share a dedication to excellence in patient care and honesty. 

    Our team works very closely with patients, families and referring physicians to build strong relationships. We understand that a child's life is at stake and value the trust placed in our team. 

    Lung Transplant SurgeonsJeffrey S. Heinle, MD, Surgical Director
    Iki Adachi, MD
    Carlos Mery, MD
    Emmett D. McKenzie, MD 
    Lung Transplant PhysiciansGeorge B. Mallory, MD, Medical Director
    Maria C. Gazzaneo, MD
    Ernestina Melicoff-Portillo, MD
    Lung Transplant Nurse PractitionerNicole Crews Rosipal, NP
    Transplant CoordinatorsJanet Bujan, RN
    Jennifer Maddox, RN, CPN

    Melissa Nugent, BSN, RN, CCRN

    Transplant AssistantTerrhea Wright-Hill, CMA
    PharmacistShelly Kim, Pharm. D., R.Ph
    Social WorkerRebecca Stiemens, LMSW
    Child Life SpecialistsMonica Garcia, CCLS
    Lauren Hollis, CCLS
    DietitiansSuzanne T. Culhane, MPH, RD, LD
    Jesika Orellana, RD, LD
    Brittany Pearo, RD
    Elizabeth T. Spoede, MS, RD, CSP, LD
    Physical TherapistsNicollette Delaine, PT
    Catherine Dougherty, PT, DPT
    Eryn Housinger, PT
    Amanda Parker, PT
    Robin Schlosser, PT
    Katy Wilkinson, PT
    Financial CounselorBernardo Diaz
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