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

Carlos Esquivel, MD

Carlos O. Esquivel, MD, PhD -  Chief, Division of Transplantation

Area of expertise: Surgery, Intestinal Transplant, Liver Transplantaion

Waldo Concepcion, MD

Waldo Concepcion, MD - Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation

Area of Expertise: Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant

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C. Andrew Bonham, MD - Surgical Director

Area of Expertise: Surgery, Intestinal Transplant, Liver Transplant

 Stephan Busque, MD

Stephan Busque, MD

Area of Expertise: Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant

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Amy Gallo, MD

Area of Expertise: Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant

 Marc Melcher, MD

Marc Melcher, MD, PhD - General Surgery, Liver Transplant

Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists

William Berquist, MD 

William Berquist, MD - Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Area of Expertise: Gastroenterology, Intestinal Transplant, Liver transplant

Ricardo Castillo, MD

Ricardo Castillo, MD - Medical Director, Pediatric Intestinal Transplant Program

Area of Expertise: Gastroenterology, Intestinal Transplant, Liver Transplant

Jennifer Burgis, MD

Jennifer Burgis, MD

Area of Expertise: Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant

Kenneth Cox, MD

Kenneth Cox, MD

Area of Expertise: Gastroenterology, Intestinal Transplant, Liver Transplant

Melissa Hurwitz, MD

Melissa Hurwitz, MD

Area of Expertise: Gastroenterology, Intestinal Transplant, Liver Transplant

 

Debra Strichartz

Debra Strichartz, RN, BA, CCT - Administrative Director

Area of Expertise: Transplant

Team Members

  • Michelle Ashland - Parent Mentor
  • Stephanie Bailey - Data Coordinator
  • Angela Beadles, PharmD, BCPS - Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist
  • Elizabeth Bruno, PhD - Developmental Specialist
  • Carmela Buenrostro - Financial Coordinator
  • Lisa Campbell - Administrative Assistant
  • Sarah Conlon, PA - Physician Assistant, Manager
  • Cecilia Cura - Financial Coordinator
  • Julie Depper, PA - Physician Assistant
  • Alison Fernbach, NP - Nurse Practitioner
  • Katie Harmann, PA -Physician Assistant
  • Deepa Kurup - Transplant Quality Manager
  • Carmen Mandac, NP - Nurse Practitioner
  • Melanie Merrill-Kennedy - Regulatory and Compliance Specialist
  • Ann Mock, PA - Physician Assistant
  • Pushpa Nandagopal - Data Coordinator
  • Sarah Rachel Schwartz, PA - Physician Assistant
  • Rajesh Shetty - Clinical Ops Analyst
  • Rebecca Sullivan - Financial Coordinator
  • Tanya Wapensky, MS, RD - Nutrionist
  • Denise Winkowski, LCSW - Social Worker