Meet the Team

Strong results reflect a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that draws on the combined talents and experience of transplant physicians, transplant surgeons, nurse coordinators, transplant assistants, social workers, financial counselors and psychologists.

UF Health Shands Transplant Center team members offer state of the art immunosuppression protocols to improve patient and graft survival rates.


Transplant Surgeons


Transplant Physicians


Physician Extenders

  • Jillian Bowdain, MSN, AGACNP-BC, FNP
  • Valerie Greene, PA

Program Manager

  • Sandra Demasters-Reynolds, MSN, RN, CC

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Coordinators

Pre-transplant

  • Mojdeh Bannister BSN, RN
  • Shelly Morgan, RN, BSN
  • Goldwyn Rahman BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Laura Schoonmaker MSN, RN, CCTC

Live Donor

  • Stephanie Sharpe, RN, BSN

Post-transplant

  • Kara Alford, BSN, RN
  • Judy Davis, BSN, RN
  • Dori Pereyra, BSN, RN
  • June Sims, BSN, RN
  • Wilma Simmons-Thomas, RN, MSN, MBA

Pediatric Kidney Coordinator

  • Toni Lindsey, MSN, RN
  • Katie Schroder, FNP-C

Financial Representative

  • Katina Rees - UF Health is contracted with most transplant networks. Check with your employer or insurer for more information about accessing UF Health for transplant services or our call financial representative at 352.265.0359 with any questions.