The Transplant Team

Transplant Surgeons
Wayne Waltzer
Wayne C. Waltzer, MD, FACS
Professor & Chairman of Urology
Kidney Transplantation
Urologic Oncology
Frank Darras
Frank S. Darras, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of Urology/Renal Transplant
Medical Director, Transplantation Services 
Transplant Nephrologist
Mersema Abate
Mersema Abate, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Primary Physician
Heesuck Suh
Heesuck Suh, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Transplant Nephrologist

 

 

Administrative Director
Dawn Francisquini
Dawn Francisquini, RN, BSN, CCTC

 

Clinical Staff
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Mary Ann Almonte, NFP
Nurse Practitioner
(631) 638-3892

Mary Cassidy
Mary Cassidy, RN, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator
(631) 638-7993

Florence Christie
Florence Christie, ANP-C
Nurse Practitioner
(631) 444-1773
Lisa Etter
Lisa Etter, RN, MS, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator
(631) 444-8009
eneida hernandez
Eneida Hernandez, RN
Pre Transplant Coordinator
(631) 444-1787

 

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Michelle Kessler
Pre-Transplant Coordinator Assistant
(631) 444-1656

 

Stephen Knapik
Stephen Knapik, RN, BS, CPTC
Living Donor Coordinator
(631) 444-6944

 

Elisha Ramos
Elisha Ramos, RPA-C
Physician Assistant
(631) 444-6943

Arlene Shaw
Arlene Shaw, MS, RN
Post-Transplant Nurse Manager
(631) 444-2219

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Caren Wood, RN
Outreach Coordinator
(631) 638-2244

   

 

 

Transplant Social Workers and Financial Coordinator
Kathleen Glen
Kathleen Glen, LCSW
Social Worker
(631) 638-4354
Karen O'Sullivan
Karen O'Sullivan, LCSW
Social Worker
(631) 444-8141
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Stefanie Macialek
Financial Coordinator
(631) 444-7406

 

 

Pharmacist
Dian English
Dian English, PharmD
(631) 444-2680

 

 

Clinical Nutritionist

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Nancy Howell, MS, RDN, CDN
(631) 444-2680

 

 

Administrative Staff  
Catherine Homburger
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager
(631) 444-9634
Michelle Kessler
Pre-Transplant Coordinator Assistant / Co- Office Manager
(631) 444-1656
Tammy Burns-Pratt
Office Staff
(631) 444-1798
Ines Arbelaez
Post-Transplant Clinical Assistant
(631) 638-8547
Linda Kurzin
Office Staff
(631) 444-7647
Nalita Lopez 
Post-transplant Office Staff

(631) 444-9208

(631) 638-2147

Donna Zimmermann
Database Manager
(631) 444-6942
Independent Living Donor Advocates
Andrew Flescher, PhD  
David Harris