Skip to Content
Also part of the UPMC family:

Our Liver Transplant Experts

The following experts are members of the Liver Transplantation Program of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute at UPMC.

Liver Transplant Program Surgeons

  • Abhinav Humar, MD
    Division Chief, Transplantation Surgery
    Clinical Director, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
    Thomas E. Starzl Professor of Transplantation Surgery
  • Christopher B Hughes, MD
    Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation
    Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing, Regional Organ Procurement Organization Committee Representative
  • Vikraman Gunabushanam, MD
    Director, Organ Procurement
  • Michele Molinari, MD
    Transplant Surgery
  • Amit Tevar, MD
    Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Armando Ganoza, MD
    Surgical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Center for Liver Diseases Hepatologists

UPMC Liver Cancer Center Surgeons

Transplant Coordinators

  • Melissa Eynon, MBA, MSN, RN, Director of Liver Transplantation
  • Karen Bailey, RN, CCTC
  • Lynn Baltich, RN
  • Samantha Bednar, BS
  • Julia Bonfessuto, PA-C
  • Chad Correll, RN, CCTC
  • Nora Elazazzy, PA-C
  • Katie Elliott, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Jeanette Kakascik, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Jennifer Kilpatrick, MSN, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Teresa Kushner-Doppelheuer, RN
  • Sau-Ying Lam, RN
  • Kimberly Lee, BSN, RN
  • Brianna Milankovich, BSN, RN
  • Casey Regula BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Alyson Spierling, BS
  • Patricia Stine, RN
  • Katrina Street – UNOS Data Quality Reviewer
  • Andrea Wisener, BSN, RN

Living Donor Coordinators

  • Karen Emmett, BSN, CCTN
  • Aileen Gallatin, MSED, BSN, RN, CCTC