The Transplant Team

Transplant Surgeons
Waltzer
Wayne C. Waltzer, MD, FACS
Professor & Chairman of Urology
Kidney Transplantation
Urologic Oncology
Darras
Frank S. Darras, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor of
Urology/Renal Transplant
Medical Director, Transplantation Services

Transplant Nephrologists
maleNavdeep Kaur, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Nephrology
Heesuck Suh
Heesuck Suh, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Transplant Nephrologist

Administrative Director
Dawn Francisquini

Dawn Francisquini, MSN, BS, RN, CCTC


Clinical Staff

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Malissa Aponta

Mary Cassidy

Mary Ann Almonte,
MS, RN, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner
(631) 638-3892
Tricia Annitto-Grassi,
RN, BSN, CDN
Pre-Transplant Coordinator
(631) 216-8557
Malissa Aponte,
MS, RN, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner
(631) 216-8338
Mary Cassidy, RN, CCTC
Quality Improvement Coordinator
631) 638-7993

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Florence Christie,
ANP-C
Nurse Practitioner
(631) 444-1773
Donna Comunale,
RN, BSN
Living Donor Coordinator
(631) 444-6944
Erica Derby,
MS, RD, CSR, CDN
Clinical Nutritionist
(631) 834-7422
Eneida Hernandez, RN
Waitlist Transplant Coordinator
(631) 444-1787

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Michelle Kessler
Pre-Transplant Coordinator Assistant
(631) 444-1656
Christopher Melz, RN
Transplant Outreach Coordinator
(631) 216-8528
Elisha Ramos,
RPA-C
Physician Assistant
(631) 444-6943
Lorraine Witzke,
RN, CCTC
Pre-Transplant Coordinator
(631) 216-8581

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Caren Wood,
RN
Post-Transplant Coordinator
(631) 638-2244
     

Transplant Coordinators 
Lisa Etter
Lisa Etter, RN, MS, CCTC
Transplant Coordinator

Stephen Knapik
Stephen Knapik, RN, BS, CPTC
Independent Living Donor Advocate 


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
Female

Madhuwanti Chhettry, PharmD
(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
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

Tammy Burns-Pratt
Office Staff
(631) 444-1798
Donna Zimmermann
Database Manager
(631) 444-6942
Independent Living Donor Advocates
Andrew Flescher, PhD  
David Harris  
Stephen Knapik, RN, BS, CPTC