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