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Division of
Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart Transplant Team

Cardiovascular Surgeons

Michael A. Acker, MD - Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery
Pavan Atluri, MD
Wilson Y. Szeto, MD

Heart Failure Physicians

Susan Brozena, MD
Thomas Cappola, MD, ScM
Daniel Dries, MD, MPH
Lee R. Goldberg, MD MPH - Medical Director, Heart Failure & Transplantation Program
Mariell Jessup, MD - Medical Director, Penn Heart and Vascular Center;
              Associate Chief - Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Kenneth B. Margulies, MD
Anjali Owens, MD
J. Eduardo Rame, MD - Medical Director, Mechanical Assist Device Program
Joyce W. Wald, DO

Transplant Clinical Practitioners

Susan Chambers, MSN, CRNP
Wilhelmina Maslanek, MSN, CRNP
Maria Molina, MSN, CRNP
Patricia Stutman, MSN, CRNP
Mary Williams, MSN, CRNP
William Wynne, BSN, RN

Pre-Tranpslant Coordinator

Nicole Hornsby, MSN, CRNP

Social Workers

Deborah L. Gordon, MSS, LCSW
Claudia Smith MSSA, LCSW
Sallie Blair Smith, MSW

Financial Coordinator

Cammy McCaskill

Administrative Support

Nicole Butler
Hermina Campbell
Ava Dunn-Shaw
Na’Keisha Smith

Transplant Nutritionist

Kathie King MA, RD, CNSC, LDN
Michele Nicolo, RN, LDN

Clinical Manager

Donna Chojnowski, MSN, CRNP

Practice Manager

Patricia Brancato

Manager, Transplant Outreach & Communication

Denny DuPont


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