Our Team

Attending Physicians, Columbia University Medical Center, Surgery

Yoshifumi Naka, MD, PhD
Director, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Phone: 212.305.0828
Fax: 212.305.2439

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Director, Acute Circulatory Support Program
Phone: 212.305.6380
Fax: 212.342.3520

Cardiology

Paolo Colombo, MD
Medical Director, Cardiac Assist Device Program
Phone: 212.305.9264
Fax: 212.305.7439

Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD
Associate Director, Cardiac Assist Device Program
Phone: 212.305.0200
Fax: 212.305.8304

Nurse Practitioners

Margaret Flannery, FNP-c
Chief, Ventricular Assist Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212.305.6003
Fax: 212.305.0907
Email: mf275@columbia.edu

Rosie Te-Frey, ANP-c
Ventricular Assist Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212.305.6003
Fax: 212.305.0907

Jennifer Murphy, ANP-c
Ventricular Assist Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212.305.6003
Fax: 212.305.0907

Johanna E. Eadie, FNP-BC
Ventricular Assist Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212.305.7116
Fax: 212.305.0907

Marie Finelle Torres, ANP-BC
Ventricular Assist Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212.305.7116
Fax: 212.305.0907

Melie Tiburcio FNP-BC
Ventricular Assist Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212.305.7116
Fax: 212.305.0907

Katherine Ross AGPC NP-BC
Ventricular Assist Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212.305.7116
Fax: 212.305.0907

Research

Lyn Goldsmith MA,RN,BSN,CCRC
Director of Clinical Trials
Department of Surgery

Kyusun Cha, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinatorr
Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Kevin Fujita
Research Assistant
Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Administration

Barbara Cagliostro, RN, MSN, CCM
Quality Clinical/Administrative Manager, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Phone: 212.305.6003
Fax: 212.305.0907

Rusudan Donna Eliava
Equipment Manager and Revenue Specialist, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Phone: 212.305.6003
Fax: 212.305.0907

Andrea Uryevick
Operations Manager, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Grant Parkis RN MA
Cardiac Transplant and VAD Compliance Coordinator/Educator

Lisa A. Effner RN BSN
Cardiac Transplant and VAD Compliance Coordinator/Educator

Marva Straker
Social Worker, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Emily Westfal
Social Worker, Mechanical Circulatory Support/Heart Transplant Programs

Wendy Ramirez
Social Worker, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Sharon Chung
Social Worker, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program