Liver Transplant Care Team

As one of the largest referral centers for children with liver disease in the San Francisco Bay Area, our core team of transplant surgeons and hepatologists has been together for 20 years. Our approach of family-centered care, means you’ll play an active role in your child’s care along with our team to give your child the best possible outcome.

Transplant Surgeons


Other Team Members

  • Michelle Ashland - Parent Mentor
  • Stephanie Bailey - Data Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Bruno, PhD - Developmental Specialist
  • Lisa Campbell - Administrative Assistant
  • Melanie Merrill-Kennedy, PA-C - Multi-Organ Transplant Coordinator
  • Sarah Conlon, PA - Physician Assistant
  • Cecilia Cura - Financial Coordinator
  • Alison Fernbach, NP - Nurse Practitioner
  • Katie Harmann, PA -Physician Assistant
  • Angela Lau, PharmD, BCPS - Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist
  • Melanie Merrill-Kennedy, NP - Pediatric Liver & Intestinal Transplant
  • Ann Mock, PA - Physician Assistant
  • Debra Strichartz, RN, BA, CCTC - Manager, Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplant Programs
  • Rachna Shah, PA - Physician Assistant
  • Rebecca Sullivan - Financial Coordinator
  • Tanya Wapensky, MS, RD - Nutrionist
  • Karen Wayman, PhD - Child Developmental Specialist
  • Denise Alloway, LCSW - Social Worker