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

  • Marie Budev, DO
    Medical Director
    Lung Transplantation

  • Scott Flerchinger, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Clinical Nurse Manager

Lung Transplant Surgeons

Lung Transplant Pulmonologists

Infectious Disease Specialists

Lung Transplant Team Members

Pre-Transplant Coordinators

  • Kathleen A. Johnson RN, BSN
  • Kerry Kramer, RN, BSN

Donor Coordinators

  • Sara Williams, MSBS, CPTC
  • Shawn Petrarca, RT
  • Melissa Alt, MSBS, CPTC
  • Jocelyn Piskach, BSN, RN
  • Molly Kraynik, BSN, RN

Post-Transplant Coordinators

  • Nora Herceg, RN, MSN
  • Cat Alloe, BSN, RN
  • Course Ratkousky, BSN, RN
  • Kristy Hoffman, BSN, RN
  • Robin Blanco, BSN, RN
  • Shannon Finnegan, BSN, RN
  • Ashley Moore, BSN, RN

APRN/PA Practitioners

  • Ashley Martanoric, CNP
  • Kathy Hogan, PA
  • Elizabeth Ramnytz, CNP
  • Jessica Der, CNP
  • Kim Jones, CNP

Transplant Social Work

  • Beth Hyland, LISW
  • Nicole Reagan, LISW
  • Sara Hill, LISW

Administrative Program Coordinators

  • Christine Gimmi
  • Michelle Harbeitner
  • Shani May

Pharmacokinetics Specialist

  • Kristin Neuhaus, Pharm D

Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator

  • Scott Marlow, RTT