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Meet the Liver Transplant Team

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Transplant Director

George V. Mazariegos, MS, FACS, chief, Pediatric Transplantation

George Mazariegos, MD
Director, Pediatric Transplantation 
Dr. Mazariegos is the director of Pediatric Transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He specializes in the treatment of pediatric patients who have liver disease that require transplantation. Read more.

Transplant Doctors

Dr. Geoffrey James Bond -Transplant Director, Pediatric Intestinal Care Center, University of Pittsburgh, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute Geoffrey Bond, MD
Transplant Surgery

As both a pediatric surgeon and transplant surgeon, Dr. Bond is ultimately involved in the expansion of a pediatric intestinal failure unit, which will benefit children with intestinal failure and offer them seamless transitional care. Read more.

Ira Fox, MD
Ira J. Fox, MD
Cellular Therapies

Dr. Fox director of the Center for Innovative Regenerative Therapies, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Read more.

Dr. Michael D. Green - Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery Division of Infectious Diseases Michael D. Green, MD, MPH
Infectious Diseases

Dr. Green is Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery Division of Infectious Diseases. Read more.

Dr. Diana A. Shellmer -Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical School Diana Shellmer, PhD
Behavioral Pediatrics, Transplant Surgery

Dr. Shellmer's areas of expertise include adherence to medical regimen, adjustment and psychosocial functioning of transplant populations, and racial and ethnic differences in chronic illness pediatric populations. Read more.

Dr. Rakesh Sindhi - Director, Pediatric Transplant Research Rakesh Sindhi, MD
Director, Pediatric Transplantation Research

Dr. Sindhi is Director of Pediatric Transplant Research and Co-Director of Pediatric Transplantation for the Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Read more.

Dr. Kyle A. Soltys - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute, Children Kyle A. Soltys, MD
Transplant Surgery

Dr. Soltys is assistant professor of Surgery at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Read more.


Transplant Coordinators

Renee Brown-Bakewell, BSN, RN   Renee Brown-Bakewell, BSN, RN
Katie Dirling, RN   Katie Dirling, RN
Tara Hartle, RN Tara Hartle, RN, BSN, CCTC
Pamela Kachmar, RN   Pam Kachmar, RN, CCTC
Megan Law, BSN, RN, CPN Megan Law, BSN, RN, CPN
Lindsay O’Toole RN, BSN, CPN   Lindsay O’Toole RN, BSN, CPN
Kate Zetter, RN, BSN


Transplant Clinical Staff

  Brittany Boehm, CRNP
Nurse Practioner 
 Christine Divens, RN Chris Divens, CNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Tamara Fazzolare, PA-C Tammy Fazzolare, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Patti Harris, RN, CWOCN, CTNN - Enterostomal Therapist/Transplant Coordinator Patti Harris, DNP, CWOCN, CTNN, CCTC
Nurse Practitioner
  Nicole Jativa, CRNP
Nurse Practioner
  Ellen Johnston, MSW
Social Work


Beverly Kosmach Park, MSN - Clinical Nurse Specialist Beverly Kosmach Park, DNP, RN, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
William McGhee, PharmD - William McGhee, PharmD
Lisa Remaley, PA-C Lisa Remaley, PA-C
Physician Assistant


Last Update
July 13, 2015
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Last Update
July 13, 2015