Liver Transplant Team

Physicians

Liver Transplant Team

Transplant Surgeons

Transplant Hepatologists

Psychologist

Make an appointment or transfer a patient

  • 619-543-2451 or
  • 888-UCSD-LVR (827-3587)

Resources

Links, classes, support groups and other information on liver transplantation.

Donate Life

Learn more about organ donation.

Staff

Liver Transplant Coordinators

Kelly Dobbins, RN (post-transplant)
Joan Salotti, MSN, ANP, CCTC (pre-transplant)
Linda Soaft, NP (pre-transplant)

What does a liver transplant coordinator do?

The liver transplant coordinators are deeply involved in the transplant process and your care before, during and after transplantation. They will discuss any questions or concerns with you throughout the process, and will coordinate your pre and post transplant care. Call 619-543-2451.

Live Donor Coordinator

Michael Chua, RN

What does a live donor coordinator do?

The live donor coordinator supports and manages the care of living liver donors. Call 619-543-2451.

Liver Transplant Financial Coordinator

Cindy Cruz

What does a liver transplant financial coordinator do?

The liver transplant financial coordinator is your primary contact for insurance and financial issues related to organ transplantation. Call 619-543-2451.

Liver Transplant Social Workers

Nina Sullivan, MSW (in-patient and post-transplant)
Michelle Morrison, LCSW
Kelli Swan-Vranish, LCSW (post-transplant)

What does a liver transplant social worker do?

The liver transplant social workers help you handle challenges throughout the transplantation process. They are your contacts for issues regarding housing, work, relocating, transportation assistance, state disability, medication assistance, community support and more. Call 619-543-2451.

Liver Transplant Dietician

Natasha Mooney, RD

What does a liver transplant dietician do?

Our dietician has specific training on the nutritional needs of people with liver diseases and how those nutritional needs change during and after transplantation. Natasha will help you create a meal plan and understand food choices that provide the greatest nutritional benefit. Call 619-543-2451.

Transplant Pharmacists

Michael Misel, PharmD
Janice Sudaria-Kerr, PharmD

What does a transplant pharmacist do?

The pharmacists on the liver transplant team have extensive experience in the medications used to prevent rejection, infection and keep you healthy. They will help monitor your medications while you are in the hospital and at clinic visits and will teach you about each of the medications you are taking. Call 619-471-0575.