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Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Care 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

Carol K. Conrad, MD - Medical Director

Area of Expertise: Heart-Lung and Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis

Katsuhide Maeda, MD

Katsuhide Maeda, MD -  Surgical Director, Pediatric Lung and Heart-Lung Program

Area of Expertise: Cardiothoracic Surgery

David Cornfield, MD

David Cornfield, MD

Area of Expertise: Intensive Care, Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis

Carlos Milla, MD

Carlos E. Milla, MD

Area of Expertise: Pulmonary Medicine/Cystic Fibrosis

Debra Strichartz, RN, BA, CCTC

Debra Strichartz, RN, BA, CCTC - Administrative Director

Area of Expertise:  Transplant

Team Members

  • Sujata Anantharaman, RD - Nutritionist
  • Angela Beadles, PharmD, BCPS -  Transplant Pharmacist
  • Carmela Buentrostro - Financial Coordinator
  • Cecilia Cura - Financial Coordinator
  • Tamzen Hull - Social Work
  • Deepa Kurup - Transplant Quality Manager
  • Joanne Lee, PharmD - Transplant Pharmacist
  • Melanie Merrill-Kennedy, PA- C - Regulatory and Compliance Specialist
  • Pushpa Nandagopal - Data Coordinator
  • Laleh Rezaei-Homami, RN, MSN, CPNP - Lung Transplant Coordinator
  • Lauren Mikula Schneider, PsyD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Rajesh Shetty - Clinical Ops Analyst
  • Rebecca Sullivan - Financial Coordinator