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Our Lung Transplant Experts

The following experts are members of UPMC's collaborative UPMC Lung Transplant Program.

Lung Transplant Program Physicians

Matthew Morrell, MD

Matthew R. Morrell, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Lung Transplant Fellowship Program
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Bruce Johnson, MD

Bruce A. Johnson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Silpa Kirlaru, MD

Silpa Kilaru, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Elizabeth Lendermon, MD

Elizabeth Lendermon, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

John McDyer, MD

John McDyer, MD
Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine​

Chetan Naik, MD, MS

Chetan Naik, MD, MS
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Joseph Pilewski, MD

Joseph M. Pilewski, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, Physiology, and Pediatrics
Associate Chief, PACCM
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine​

Matthew Pipeling, MD

Matthew Pipeling, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Keven Robinson, MD

Keven Robinson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine


Lung Transplant Program Surgeons

The following experts are members of the Lung Transplantation Division of UPMC's Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Jonathan D'Cunha, MD

Jonathan D'Cunha, MD
Chief, Division of Lung Transplantation/Lung Failure
Vice Chairman, Research Affairs and Education
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Lung Transplantation/Lung Failure

Brian Lace, MD
Clinical Instructor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Lung Transplantation/Lung Failure
Sandeep Sainathan, MD
Clinical Instructor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Lung Transplantation/Lung Failure
Pablo Sanchez, MD​
Associate Director, Lung Transplantation and ECMO
Director, Lung Transplant Research
Director, EVLP Program
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Lung Transplantation/Lung Failure​

Transplant Coordinators

​Larry Boggs, RN, CCTC
Lisa Carrozza, RN, MSN, CCTC
​Ayelet Feinberg, RN, MSN, CCTC
Kim Meyer, RN, CCTC
Carol O'Neil, RN, BSN
Julie Passodelis, RN, BSN, CCTC
​Nancy Pepke, RN, BSN, CCTC
​Sally Smales, RN, BSN, CCTC
​Shannon Whiteman, RN, BSN, CCTC
​Colleen Yost, RN, BSN, CCTC 
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