Staff and Fellows

Hepatologist

Steven Lobritto, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Pediatric Medical Director, Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Joel Lavine, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chairman Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center
Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York

Mercedes Martinez, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center
Medical Director of Pediatric Intestinal Transplant Program
Associate Program Director of Advance Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York

Jennifer Vittorio, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Health Care Transition Program
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York

Surgeons

Jean Emond, MD
Thomas S. Zimmer Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center
Vice Chair and Director of Transplantation
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Tomaki Kato, MD, MPH
Edwin C. and Anne K. Weisskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology in Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center
Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Adam Griesemer, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center
PI, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology
Transplant Surgeon, NYP Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation

Physician Extenders

Amanda Albrecht, PA
Justin Chen, Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Nadine Breslin, Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Jillian McGuire, Social Worker
Ana Rundle, NP
Faith Tierney, PA–C
Monica L. Velasco, DNP

Advance Transplant Hepatology 

Graduates

2017
Vania Kasper, MD
Graduation Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. Brown University. Providence, RI

2016
Dana Goldner, MD
Graduation Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Miami. Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist. Pediatric Miami Transplant Institute. Jackson Health System

2015
Nagaraj Kasi, MD
Graduation Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University of South Carolina. Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program. Charleston, SC

Sarah Taylor, MD
Graduation Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Northwestern University. Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

2014
Jennifer Vittorio, MD
Graduation Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center. Pediatric Transplant Hepatologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. New York, NY

2013
Jumana Shammout, MD

2012
Katherine Orellana, DO. 
Graduation Position: Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Attending at Valley Hospital. Ridgewood, NJ

Current Fellow

2017-2018
Johanna Ferreira, MD
Completed Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital at Montefiore.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bronx, NY

Program coordinator

Priscilla Nunez

Administrator

Megan Neville