A Team Approach

The Lung Transplant Team at Cleveland Clinic is specially trained in meeting the needs of lung transplant patients. The team is committed to providing comprehensive care in a compassionate setting. The Lung Transplant Team members include:

  • Transplant surgeons
  • Transplant pulmonologists
  • Infectious disease team
  • Pharmacologists
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Transplant fellows and residents
  • Registered nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Dietitians
  • Social Workers
  • Financial counselors
  • Physical therapists

The following Cleveland Clinic Transplant Center doctors and staff specialize in Lung Transplant:

Lung Transplant Leadership

  • Kenneth McCurry, MD
    Program and Surgical Director
    Lung and Heart/Lung Transplantation
    Board-certified in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and critical care
    216.445.9303
  • Marie Budev, DO
    Medical Director
    Lung Transplantation
    Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
    Board-certified in internal medicine, critical care, pulmonary medicine
    216.444.3194
  • Holli Blazey, CNP
    Clinical Nurse Manager
    216.444.5852

Lung Transplant Surgeons

  • Usman Ahmad, MD
    Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
    Board-certified in general surgery 
    216.445.6860
  • Douglas Johnston, MD
    Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
    Board-certified in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery
    216.444.5613
  • Kenneth McCurry, MD
    Program Director and Surgical Director
    Board-certified in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and critical care
    216.445.9303

Lung Transplant Pulmonologists

  • Olufemi Akindipe, MD
    Associate Staff, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
    Board-certified in internal medicine, critical care, pulmonary medicine
    216.444.0569
  • C. Randall Lane, MD
    Associate Staff, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
    Board-certified in internal medicine, critical care, pulmonary medicine
    216.444.4586
  • Atul Mehta, MD
    Department of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
    Board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine
    216.444.2911
  • Omar Minai, MD
    Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
    Board-certified in internal medicine, critical care, pulmonary medicine
    216.445.2610
  • Wayne Tsuang, MD
    Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
    Board-certified in internal medicine
    216.445.6448

Infectious Disease Specialists

Lung Transplant Team Members

Pre-Transplant Coordinators

  • Stephanie Cufr, RN
  • Suzanne Himes, RN, BSN
  • Kathleen A. Johnson RN, BSN
  • Kerry Kramer, RN, BSN
  • Christopher Lyon, EMT-P
  • Dana Monroe, RN, BSN
  • Angie Zimmerman, RN, BA

Post-Transplant Coordinators

  • Summer Buckenmeyer, RN, BSN
  • Mallory Hatmaker, RN, BSN
  • Nora Herceg, RN, MSN
  • Maria Lamenza, RN, BSN
  • Kimberly Seger, RN, BSN
  • Keith P. Stevens, RN, CPTC

Physician Assistants

  • Molly Kalejs, PA-C

Mid-Level Practitioners

  • Amy Beauclair, NP
  • Melanie Nosan, NP

Social Work

  • Beth Hyland, LISW
  • Rosemary Lann, LISW
  • Dupree Marks, LISW

Nurse Practitioners

Department Coordinators

  • David Glowe
  • Andrea Kouvaris

Pharmacokinetics Specialist

  • Marcus Haug III, Pharm D

Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator

  • Scott Marlow, RTT