Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Doctors and Staff

The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy certifies UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for bone marrow and tissue transplant.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's transplant services as “excellent.” The ranking accounted for expanded offerings, which includes receiving a transplant from an unrelated donor.

U.S. News also ranks us:

Meet the BMT and Cellular Therapies Team

Paul Szabolcs, MD

Chief, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Professor, Pediatrics and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Randy Windreich, MD

Clinical Director and Fellowship Director, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Jessie Barnum, MD

Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Craig Byersdorfer, MD

Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Paulina Horvei, MD

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Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapies Support Staff 

Nurse Practitioners

Meghan Frost, CRNP
Amy Hatley, CRNP
Rebecca Zanecosky, CRNP

Physician Assistants

Nichole Hogue, PA-C
Emily Mansmann, PA-C
Tammy Spight, PA-C

Research

Jennifer Dobberstein, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator and Regulatory Coordinator
Shawna McIntyre, BSN, RN, Clinical Research Supervisor, ITTC Project Manager
Sara Onesi, RN, Research Coordinator

Research Faculty

Sophie Chen, PhD

Research Scientist

Darlene Monlish, PhD

FACT Coordinator

Stephanie St. Leger, RN

Nurse Coordinators

Carolyn Cook, BSN, RN
Bethany Kearns, RN
Melanie Magiske BSN, RN

Care Manager

Rose Azrak, RN-ITTC, Care Manager 

Support Services

Julia Beatty, MSW, Social Work
Breana Goscicki, PharmD, Pharmacist
Deanna Harris, MSW, Social Work
Denise Howrie, PharmD, Pharmacist
Cindy Miller, RD, Nutritionistt
Mike Shulock, MS, CCLS, Child Life Specialist
Hannah Williams, Child Life

Directors

Tonya Evangelista, MSN, CPHON, CPN, Inpatient Unit Director
Nicole Rafalko, RN, Director Clinician of Outpatient Clinic
Cindy Retort, RN, Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Senior Practice Manager

Data and Regulatory

Brian Holmes, Data Manager

Stem Cell Lab

Heather Stanczak, MT(ASCP), Senior Processing Technologist and Search Coordinator
Nikolette Long, Specialty Lab Technologist
Stephanie Richard, Specialty Lab Technologist
Madison Ullman, Specialty Lab Technologist

Administration

Amanda Greygor,Administrative Coordinator
Karan Pruszynski, Administrative Assistant and Fellowship Coordinator