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Kidney Transplant Team


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Meet the Kidney Transplant Team

The following physicians make up the kidney transplant team. As Robert Wood Johnson is an academic transplant center, all of our physicians are full-time faculty members of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

David Laskow, MD
Chief, Transplant Services
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program


Rachel Thomas, MBA, BSN, RN
Administrative Director, Transplant Center

MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE TEAM RESOURCES

Surgeons

Nephrologists

Pediatric Nephrologists

Transplant Coordinators

  • Anne Ellis-Kosty, BSN, RN, CCTC
    Clinical Manager
  • Diana Abad, RN
  • Jami Abes, BSN, RN, CPTC
  • Nicole Dwyer, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Patrick Felix, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Aurora Huryk, BSN, RN
  • Elizabeth Maldonado, BSN, RN
  • Warren Phillips, BSN, RN
  • Irene Plaska, BSN, RN
  • Tom Sawczak, BSN, RN

Social Workers

  • William Brucker, LSW, MSW
  • Shawn Smith, LSW

Dietitian

  • Dan Pieloch, MS, RD, CPHQ

Quality Coordinator

  • Lisa De La Fuente, RN

Medical Assistants

  • Vanessa Colon
  • LaTasha Sanders
  • Carla Vitelli
  • Sherry Woods

Administrative Secretary

  • Christine Spruill

Living Donor Advocate

  • Sharon Romero-Smith, BSN, RN

Department Administrative Coordinator

  • Rosalia Cerrato-Perotta

Data Coordinator

  • Elizabeth Melita

Financial Coordinators

  • Rose Moss
  • Preet Raina


Pharmacists

  • Antonia Routh, PharmD, BCPS
  • Milisha Shah, PharmD

In addition to physicians, the transplant team also includes nurse coordinators, transplant dietitians, social workers and financial counselors.