About Our Team

When transplant is necessary, our team of experts offers the very best support to transplant candidates before, during and after surgery. Depending on your child’s needs, their care team could consist of specialists in surgery, medicine, pulmonology, nutrition, physical therapy, child psychology and pharmacy, along with clinical nurse specialists trained in the care of transplant patients.

  • Carol K. Conrad, MD - Medical Director, Heart-Lung and Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis
  • Carlos E. Milla, MD - Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis
  • David Cornfield, MD - Intensive Care, Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis
  • Katsuhide Maeda, MD - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Lauren Mikula Schneider, PsyD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Debra Strichartz, RN, BA, CCTC - Administrative Director
  • Jennifer Shek, NP - Pre and Post-Transplant Patient Care Coordinator
  • Tamzen Hull - Social Work
  • Angela Beadles - Transplant Pharmacist
  • Carmela Buentrostro - Financial Coordinator
  • Cecilia Cura - Financial Coordinator
  • Rebecca Sullivan - Financial Coordinator
  • Mele Toa - Financial Coordinator
  • Pushpa Nandagopal - Data Coordinator
  • Deepa Kurup - Transplant Quality Manager
  • Melanie Merrill-Kennedy - Regulatory and Compliance Specialist