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
Yezina Nigatu
Yezina T. Nigatu, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Transplant Nephrologist
Heesuck Suh
Heesuck Suh, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
Transplant Nephrologist
Administrative Director
Dawn FrancisquiniDawn Francisquini, RN, BSN, CCTC
Clinical Staff
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
michelle kessler
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, RN
Post-Transplant Nurse Manager
(631) 444-2219
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Caren Wood, RN
Outreach Coordinator
(631) 638-2244
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Eneida Hernandez, RN
Pre Transplant Coordinator
(631) 444-1787
     
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
(631) 444-8238
Administrative Staff  
Catherine Homburger
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager
(631) 444-9634
Tammy Burns-Pratt
Office Staff
(631) 444-1798
Lourdes Hartwell
Post-Transplant Clinical Assistant
(631) 444-3862
Linda Kurzin
Office Staff
(631) 444-7647
Pat Todaro
Post-transplant Office Staff
(631) 444-9208
Donna Zimmermann
Database Manager
(631) 444-6942
Independent Living Donor Advocates
Andrew Flescher, PhD  
Amanda Fortuna  
David Harris