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The Liver Transplant Team at UR Medicine

At UR Medicine, we have a team of transplant specialists from many areas of healthcare. We focus on treating the whole patient – and that means giving you a team that is ready to care for all your needs – physical, mental and emotional.

The members of our team communicate regularly to ensure each specialist is informed about your condition and treatment. We get everyone’s input, including the patient’s, to give you the best care.

Liver transplant team

Our liver transplant team includes:

  • Transplant surgeons who perform your liver transplant procedure
  • Hepatologists who take care of your liver before and after surgery
  • Pharmacists who dispense medication and answer questions you may have about it
  • Psychiatrist who takes care of your mental and emotional health
  • Social worker who helps you and your family understand and process your diagnosis
  • Transplant coordinator who schedules your appointments and helps you understand the transplant process
  • Dieticians who help ensure you are getting proper nutrition throughout the transplant journey and educate you on the type of diet you may need to follow
  • Transplant ID physicians who provide comprehensive care for the evaluation and management of infectious diseases in pre and post-transplant patients. Their goal is to prevent and treat infectious complications

Transplant Surgeons

Transplant Hepatology

Transplant Psychiatry


Infectious Disease

Clinical Manager

  • Mike Grizzanti, FNP-BC

Transplant Pharmacists

  • Jennifer Cooley, Pharm.D.
  • Stacy Fredrick, Pharm.D.
  • Jennifer Melaragno, Pharm.D.

Transplant Administration

  • Nancy Metzler, Executive Director
  • Carole Dill, Administrator
  • Katie Dokus, Director of Operations
  • Ann Lindsay, Administrative Assistant
  • John Martens, Administrator of Data & Quality
  • Amber Niewiemski, Business & Finance Administrator
  • Leah Solea, Administrative Assistant

Advance Practice Providers

  • Jennifer Boehly, A.N.P.
  • Jackie Cullen, A.N.P., C.C.T.C.
  • Caitlyn DeCicco, N.P.
  • Mike Grizzanti, N.P.
  • Andriana Kobylanski, N.P.
  • Robyn Reis, N.P.
  • Allyson Zornow, N.P.

Clinical Transplant Coordinators

  • Erin Blind, R.N.
  • Leah Bryan, R.N., C.C.T.C.  (Post-Transplant)
  • Jude Cashier, R.N.
  • Jennie Errigo, R.N., C.C.T.C. (Live Liver Donor, Pre-Liver Transplant)
  • Judy Gierlach, R.N., C.C.T.C. (Post-Transplant)
  • Jennifer Goodness, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.N.
  • Heather Hoag, R.N.
  • Tami Olsen, R.N., C.C.T.N. (Pre-Transplant)

Inpatient Advanced Practice Providers

  • Tara DeRosa, N.P.
  • Cassandra Mangan, P.A.
  • Laura Overstreet, N.P.
  • Valarie Schiano, F.N.P.

Live Donor Advocate

  • Elizabeth Keller, R.N.
  • Bryanna Patterson, R.N.

Transplant Financial Counselors

  • Tamatha Kroll
  • Jessica McCann
  • Joyce Sauer


  • Adam Apsley

Social Workers

  • Rebecca Broman, L.M.S.W.
  • Megan Marrese, L.M.S.W.
  • Melissa O'Brien, L.M.S.W.

Administrative Support Team

  • Lisa Anzalone
  • Leticia Colon
  • Tina Moore
  • Danielle Reaves
  • Kelly Scott
  • Kayla Stockwell