Solid Organ Transplant

Our Team

The Division of Solid Organ Transplantation at the University of Rochester Medical Center has earned a national reputation for offering sensitive, compassionate, world-class care from some of the best physicians and staff in the country.

Our transplant surgeons and physicians are national leaders, familiar with the most advanced technology and techniques. Dedicated to advancing medical knowledge and passing it on to the next generation, they each engage in extensive research and teach tomorrow's doctors and surgeons at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

But their primary mission is patient care. As experts in all aspects of organ disease and treatment, they recognize that transplantation may be the treatment of last resort. But when a transplant is the best, or only option, they're the ones to turn to.

Transplant Surgeons

Consulting Physicians

Transplant Hepatology:

Transplant Psychiatry:


Transplant Nephrology:

Pediatric Nephrology:

 Transplant Pharmacists:

Nurse Manager

  • Leah Bryan, R.N., C.C.T.C
  • Judy Gierlach, R.N., C.C.T.C.

Transplant Administrator

  • Nancy Metzler

Clinical Transplant Coordinators

  • Leah Bryan, R.N., C.C.T.C.
  • Jackie Cullen, R.N., C.C.T.C.
  • Jennie Errigo, R.N., C.C.T.C. (Live Liver Donor)
  • Judy Gierlach, R.N., C.C.T.C.
  • Tami Olsen, R.N., C.C.T.N.
  • Tina Johnson, RN

Outpatient Mid-Level Providers

  • Jennifer Boehly, A.N.P.
  • Michael Grizzanti, F.N.P.-B.C.

Inpatient Mid-Level Providers

  • Lee Castellano, A.C.N.P.
  • Grant Hewitt, A.N.P.-B.C.
  • Sarah Wu, F.N.P.-B.C.
  • Carrie Wiechmann, A.N.P.

Transplant Financial Counselor

  • Joyce Sauer (O-Z)
  • Kathy Skeval (G-N)
  • Mary Spiegel (A-F)


  • Elizabeth Keirstead, R.D., C.N.S.D.
  • Gwen Kendall, R.D., C.N.S.D

Social Workers

  • Jen DeYager, L.M.S.W.
  • Karen Porterfield, M.A., L.M.S.W.
  • Mary Salter, M.P.H., L.M.S.W.

Administrative Support Team

  • Jessica Algarin
  • Amy Chaplin
  • Leticia Colon
  • Katie Dokus
  • Al LaVigueur
  • Danielle Lofton
  • Julie Magee
  • Lourdes Montanez
  • Teresa Pulvino-Stow
  • Kathleen Thompson