Our Team

Program Directors

Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH
Surgical Director, Renal & Pancreatic Transplantation Program
Phone: 212.342.3539
Fax: 212.342.4061

David J. Cohen. MD
Medical Director, Renal & Pancreatic Transplantation Program
Phone: 212.305.3273
Fax: 212.305.6692

Joan F. Kelly, RN, BSN, CCTC
Clinical Director, Renal and Pancreatic Transplant Program
Phone: 212.305.6393
Fax: 212.305.7194

Diana Sullivan, Ph.D., RDCS
Operations Manager, Renal and Pancreatic Transplant Program
Phone: 212.305.5084

Transplant Surgeons

Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH
Phone: 212.342.3539
Fax: 212.342.4061

Mark A. Hardy, MD
Director Emeritus and Founder, Renal and Islet Transplantation
Phone: 212.305.5502
Fax: 212.305.8321

James Guarrera, MD
Phone: 212.305.4199
Fax: 212.305.8710

Kasi McCune, MD
Phone: 212.305.6117
Fax: 212.342.4061

Benjamin Samstein, MD
Phone: 212.305.4199
Fax: 212.305.8321

Rodrigo Sandoval, MD
Phone: 212.305.8932
Fax: 212.305.8321

Donor Surgeons

Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH
Phone: 212.342.3539
Fax: 212.342.4061

Benjamin Samstein, MD
Phone: 212.305.4199
Fax: 212.305.831

Rodrigo Sandoval, MD
Phone: 212.305.8932
Fax: 212.305.8321

Nephrologists

David J. Cohen, MD
Phone: 212.305.3273
Fax: 212.305.6692

R. John Crew, MD
Phone: 212.305.3273
Fax: 212.305.6692

Geoffrey Dube, MD
Phone: 212.305.3273
Fax: 212.305.6692

Sumit Mohan, MD
Phone: 212.305.3273
Fax: 212.305.6692

Heather Morris, MD
Phone: 212.305.3272
Fax: 212.305.6692

Waichi Wong, MD
Phone: 212.305.3273
Fax: 212.305.6692

Pediatric Nephrologists

Fangming Lin, MD
Phone: 212.305.8816
Fax: 212.342.0518

Nemrata Jain, MD
Phone: 212.305.5825
Fax: 212.342.0518

Smitha Vida, MD
Phone: 212.305.5825
Fax: 212.342.0518

Urologists

Gerald Hoke, MD
Phone: 212.305.5524

Pediatric Urologist

Shumyle Alam, MD
Phone: 212.305.9918

Psychiatrist

Ilona Weiner, MD
Phone: 212.305.9985

Pharmacist

Demetra Tsapepas, PharmD

Physician Assistants

Karen Sturgensky, PA-C
Phone: 212.305.2332

Erica Fox-Green, PA-C
Phone: 212..305.2332

Jilian Daleo, PA-C
Phone: 212.305.2332

Leigh-Anne Dale, PA-C
Phone: 212.305.2332

Ebi Sulejmani, PA-C
Phone: 212.305.2332

Nurse Coordinators: Pre Transplant

Maureen Carroll, RN
Phone: 646.317.6302
Fax: 212.305.8756

Feonie Eleuterio, RN:
Phone: 646.317.2171
Fax: 212.305.8756

Tania Gomez, RN
Phone: 212.305.8441
Fax: 212.305.7194

Joan Kelly, RN, BSN, CCTC
Phone: 212.305.6393
Fax: 212.305.9642

Maxine Morris, RN, MSN, BSN, ACNS-BC, CNOR
Phone: 212.305.6808
Fax: 212.305.8756

Brian Runge, RN, BSN
Phone: 212.302.0840
Fax: 212.305.7194

Karin Sobeck, RN, MSN, CNN, CCTC
Phone: 212.342.1968
Fax: 212.305.7194

Nurse Coordinators: Living Donor Team

Jennifer Mathis-Lione, RN, BSN, CCTC
Phone: 212.305.2239
Fax: 212.342.0843

Jennifer Van Bever, RN, BSSN
Phone: 212.305.9744
Fax: 212.342.0843

Nurse Coordinators: Post-Transplant

Jessica Brown, RN, BSN
Phone: 212.342.1140
Fax: 212.305.9642

Moya Gallagher, RN, BSN, CCTC
Phone: 212.305.6976
Fax: 212.305.9642

Laura Gayle, RN, CCRN
Phone: 646.317.4166
Fax: 212.342.1386

Mary Jane Samuels, RN
Phone: 212.305.8738
Fax: 212.305.9642

Nurse Practitioners

Johanna Camacho-Rivera, ANP-BC, CCTC
Senior Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212.342.4398
Fax: 212.305.8756

Oluremi Odusote, NP
Phone: 212.305.4744
Fax: 212.342.1386

Shefali Patel, FNP-BC
Phone: 212.305.6584
Fax: 212.342.1386

Nutritionists

Mary O'Hara, MS, RD, CDN, CDE
Phone: 212.305.7857

Living Donor Specialists

Jennifer Fojas
Phone: 212.305.7058
Fax: 212.342.1412

Social Workers

Ana Arriaga, MSW
Phone: 212.305.8083

Anne B. Lawler, LCSW, ACSW, BCD (Living Donor)
Phone: 212.305.8083

Dominique Nicolas-England, LCSW
Phone: 212.305.7655

Karen Robins, LMSW
Phone: 212.305.7648

Financial Coordinator

Keila Fernandez
Phone: 212.305.1874

Shayne Mendoza
212.317.0249

Catherine Sioson
Phone: 212.305.9295
Fax: 212.342.5344

Compliance

Wendy Kibiri, RN
Phone: 212.305.9935

Sophia Kurtz
Phone: 212.305.8597

Heather McNally
Phone: 212.305.6469

Main Office

Christina Figueroa
Phone: 212.342.5270
Main Line: 212.305.6469
Fax: 212.305.9642

Leatha Stewart
Phone: 212.305.5021
Main Line: 212.305.6469
Fax: 212.305.9642

Administrative Staff: Pre Transplant

Lazelle Colon
Phone: 212.305.9924
Fax: 212.305.9642

Erika Delmonte
Phone: 212.305.7776
Fax: 212.305.7194

Ginnete Garcia
Phone: 212.305.1874
Fax: 212.305.8756

Yudelka Mateo
Phone: 212.305.7328
Fax: 212.305.8756

Administrative Staff: Living Donor

Wanda Arroyo
Phone: 212.305.3470
Fax: 212.305.9642

Ada Mukim
Phone: 212.305.6469

Administrative Staff: Post-Transplant

Yvonne Burgos
Phone: 646.317.0499
Fax: 212.342.1386

Gladys Rivera
Phone: 212.305.8519
Fax: 212.305.9642

Maryluz Rivera
Phone: 212.305.8519
Fax: 212.305.9642

Jacqueline Smith
Phone: 212.305.6469

Outreach Program

Winthrop / Columbia Transplant Evaluations
Winthrop Nephrology Associates, PC
200 Old Country Road, Suite 135
Mineola, New York 11501

Research Program

Victoria Ernst, RN
Email: ve2118@cumc.columbia.edu