Transplant Surgeons, Cardiologists, Nephrologists, Hepatologists and Pulmonologists

When you or a loved one come to Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin for a transplant you are being treated by physicians who have been nationally recognized for outcomes (survival rates) and research.

Our Transplant Center team is composed of physicians, coordinators, social workers, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to helping you and your family handle the challenges associated with transplantation. Here are just a few of the talented individuals on our team.

Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Program

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Michael Cinquegrani, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
Director, Heart and Vascular Service Line
Cardiovascular Medicine

Nunzio Gaglianello, MD
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support

Ryan Grayburn, DO
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist
Medical Director, Heart Transplantation

Heart Transplant Coordinators
Kristen Dwyer, BSN, RN
David Schuster, BSN, RN 

Cardiac Surgery

Michael E. Mitchell, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Zahir Rashid, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Christopher Rokkas, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

James S. Tweddell, MD
Cardiac Surgeon
Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation

Ronald K. Woods, MD, PhD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Physician Assistants

Steve Blackburn, PA-C
Anna Ganju, PA-C
Mark Garnaas, PA-C
James Mangerson, PA-C
Brittany Price, PA-C
Emily Sandfort, PA-C

Nurse Practitioners 

Jessica Dlapa-Mahsem, APNP
Emily Ehrengren, APNP
Jessica Kurowski, APNP
Meg Shannon-Stone, APNP
Tim Sie, APNP
Trisha Wilcox, APNP

Kidney/Liver/Pancreas Transplant Program

Surgeons

Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, FACS
Transplant Surgeon
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Medical Director, Incompatible Organ Transplantation
Director, Clinical and Translational Transplantation Research

David Cronin, MD, PhD, FACS
Transplant Surgeon
Director, Organ Procurement and Preservation

Johnny C. Hong, MD, FACS
Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgeon
Director, Solid Organ Transplantation (Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and BloodCenter of Wisconsin joint transplant program)
Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation
Program Director, Abdominal Transplantation
Section Chief, Transplant Surgery

Christopher Johnson, MD
Transplant Surgeon

Joohyun Kim, MD, PhD
Transplant Surgeon 

Allan M. Roza, MD 
Transplant Surgeon

Nephrologists

Barbara BresnahanMD
Nephrologist

Liliana Osadchuk, MD
Nephrologist

Ehab SaadMD
Nephrologist
Medical Director, Adult Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Brahm VasudevMD
Nephrologist

Gastroenterologists/Hepatologists

Thomas W. Faust, MD, MBE
Hepatologist
Director of Hepatology
Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplantation

Jose FrancoMD
Hepatologist

Kia SaeianMD 
Hepatologist

Physician Extenders

Andrea Fetherston, APNP
Carolyn Firth, APNP
Leanne Graf, PA-C
Kelly Kristbaum, NP
Anne LaRosa, APNP
Jen Martin, PA
Nichole Melton, APNP
Greg Poulton, PA-C
Cynthia Schulzetenberg, PA-C

Clinical Coordinators, Liver Transplant Program

Barbara Bavery, BSN, RN
Donnamae Klug, RN
Norma Rivera, BSN, RN
Shannon Sova, BSN, RN

Clinical Coordinators, Kidney Transplant Program

Stephanie Albano, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
Deb DeWees, RN, CCTC
Elizabeth Lee, RN, BSN
Cameron Meunier, RN, BSN
Melissa Paszkiewicz, RN, BSN

Post-Transplant Coordinators

Catherine Androyna, RN
Diane D’addario, RN
Sally Frizsch, RN, BSN
Kathleen Hoban, RN, BSN
Irene Jones, Rn, BSN, CCTN
Kristy Nickel, RN
Judy Gilikson, RN, BSN, CCTN
Elise Wawrzyn, RN

Lung Transplant Program

Surgeons

George B. Haasler, MD, FACS, FACCP
Thoracic Surgeon
Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplantation

Mario G. GasparriMD
Thoracic Surgeon

Robert B. Love, MD
Thoracic Surgeon

Pulmonologists

Kenneth W. Presberg, MD 
Medical Director, Lung Transplantation and Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonologist

Stephen Dolan, MD
Pulmonologist

Physician Assistants

Steve Blackburn, PA-C
Anna Ganju, PA-C
Mark Garnaas, PA-C
James Mangerson, PA-C
Brittany Price, PA-C
Emily Sandfort, PA-C

Nurse Practitioners 

Jessica Kurowski, APNP
Meg Shannon-Stone, APNP
Tim Sie, APNP
Trisha Wilcox, APNP

Clinical Coordinators

Jill M. Simaras, BS, RN, CCTC
Sara Berkholtz, RN
Jennifer Peterson, RN

Lung Transplant Assistant

Amanda Walton, CMA

Transplant Center Patient Support Staff

Psychologists

Abby R. Kruper, PsyD, Director, Mental Health Services 
Stephanie Chadsey Zanowski, PhD

Social Services

Candace Buckley, MSW, LCSW
Melissa Hale, MSW, LCSW
Ginny Korkko, MSW, APSW

Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction

Melissa Hale, MSW, LCSW

Transplant Registered Dietitian

Pamela Klossowski, RD, CD

Transplant Pharmacists

Lauri Schenkelberg, Pharm D
Lacy Ternes, PharmD, BCPS

Transplant Financial Liaisons

Margo Blain, MS
Lynn Heinz, BSW

Appointments

For transplant:

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Location

Transplant Center, Froedtert Hospital 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226