- Pediatric Transplant
Transplant Center: 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 Center Director
- Thiago Beduschi, M.D.
Chief, Division of Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Georgios Vrakas, M.D.
Director, Adult Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
- Ashraf El-Hinnawi, M.D.
Director, Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program; Associate Director, Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Program
- Mark Johnson, M.D.
- Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D.
- Daiki Soma, M.D., Ph.D.
- Wen Y Xie
- Alp Demirag
- Alfonso Santos, Jr., M.D.
Medical Director, Adult Kidney Transplant
- Muhanned Leghrouz, MD
- Hisham Ibrahim, MD
- Rohan Mehta, MD
- Nicole Gazzola, PA-C
- Amber Mauldin, DNP-BC
- Samantha Folsom, MSN, FNP-C
- Ashley Booe, PA-C
Manager of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant and the Living Donor Programs
- Sandra Demasters-Reynolds, MSN, RN, CCTC
Living Donor Team
- Stephanie Sharpe, RN, BSN – Coordinator
- Sophia Perez – Social work & ILDA
- Vickie Connell – Transplant Assistant
Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Coordinators and Assistants
- Mojdeh Bannister BSN, RN
- Goldwyn Rahman BSN, RN, CCTC, CCRN
- Heather Lucher, RN
- Lourdes Andujar-Rivera, BSN, RN
- Ke'van Brown, RN, BSN
- Alex Saveland, BSN, RN
- Jessica King, BSN, RN
- Gena Johns, RN, BSN
- Phyllis Mitchell
- Maria Oxendine
- Stephanie Mitchell
- Trisha Eccles
- Viva Brown
- Tiera Sermons
- Kathy Henderson
- Latosha Williams
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 coordinators with any questions.
Social Worker, Kidney Transplant
- Jennifer Adams, LCSW
- Clancy Bryant
- Danielle McKimmy
Contact us at 1-352-265-0254
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- Kidney Transplants Closer to Home - Ascension
5149 N. 9 Ave. #246, Pensacola, FL 32504
- Halifax Health Center for Transplant Services affiliated with UF Health
311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 360, Daytona Beach, FL 32114