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Our Heart Transplant Experts at UPMC

Your Care Team

If you have a heart transplant at UPMC, you'll have a whole team of health care experts taking care of you.

Your care team may include:

  • Transplant coordinator: handles activities related to organ donation.
  • Transplant surgeon: performs your heart transplant.
  • Heart transplant coordinator: provides care and education before and after your heart transplant.
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD) coordinator: teaches you about and how to use the VAD.
  • Social worker: meets with you after your heart transplant to discuss long-term coping strategies and adjustments.

Heart and Cardiothoracic (CT) Transplant Experts

UPMC's heart transplant doctors and CT transplant surgeon includes:

UPMC Transplant Coordinators

  • Jenna Keeling, RN, MSN — Director of Heart-Lung Transplant
  • Sandra Braden, RN, BSN
  • Christgin Klavon, RN, CCRC
  • Bruce Naylor, RN, BSN, CCRC
  • Rachel O’Rorke, RN, BSN
  • Katelyn Osborne, RN, BSN
  • Frank Speicher, RN, CCRC
  • Megan Wall, RN, BSN
  • Lindsay Watson, RN, CCRC
  • Meghan Witwer, RN, BSN, CCTC

Contact the UPMC Heart Transplant Program

To contact the UPMC Heart Transplant Program, call 412-648-6202 or toll-free at 844-548-4591. You can also fill out the UPMC Heart Transplant Program contact form to make an appointment or refer a patient.