Care Team Adult BMT Specialists Frank Akwaa, M.D. Michael Becker, M.D., Program Director Jonathan Friedberg, M.D. J.J. Ifthikharuddin, M.D. Jane Liesveld, M.D., Clinical Director Jason Mendler, M.D., Ph.D. Laurie Milner, M.D. Kristen O'Dwyer, M.D. Patrick Reagan, M.D. Pediatric BMT Specialists Craig Mullen, M.D., Ph.D. Jeffrey Andolina, M.D. Lauren Bruckner, M.D., Ph.D. Laurie Milner, M.D. Our Support Staff We have a skilled staff that provides care and support for the emotional and physical needs of our patients. Our staff includes: Chaplain Child life therapist Financial counselor Nurse coordinators Nurse manager Nurse practitioners Nutritionist Occupational therapists Patient care technicians Pharmacist Physical therapists Registered nurses Secretaries Social worker (To contact Michael Ellis, M.S.S.A, C.S.W., call 585-275-5284.) Consultation services (such as GI, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Cardiology, and Pulmonary) are available at all times. BMT Nurse Coordinators The BMT nurse coordinator works with the patient, physician, financial coordinator, social worker, and other teams, including the NMDP, to organize all aspects of care before and after the transplant. In conjunction with the BMT attending physician, the nurse coordinator is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patients throughout the continuum of care. In addition, the nurse coordinator facilitates the referral and testing process, conducts patient and staff education, and assists in arranging outpatient care leading up to and following transplant, including long-term follow-up as needed after the patient returns to the referring physician. The coordinators for BMT at Strong include: Meg Blaney, R.N., Coordinator Nurse Leader and Quality Manager Mary Dibley, R.N. Anne McKenna, R.N. Sharon Swift, R.N. Catherine Meyler , R.N. Anna Morrison, R.N.