A Team Approach

The Pancreas Transplant Team at Cleveland Clinic is specially trained in meeting the needs of pancreas and kidney-pancreas transplant patients. The team is committed to providing comprehensive care in a compassionate setting.

The Pancreas Transplant Team members include:

  • Transplant surgeons
  • Transplant endocrinologists
  • Transplant nephrologists
  • Transplant coordinators
  • Transplant fellows and residents
  • Social Workers
  • Transplant Program Assistants
  • Financial counselors
  • Dietitians
  • Transplant Psychiatrist
  • Transplant Bioethics
  • Registered nurses
  • Nursing assistants

Additional consultants may also include:

  • Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine or Surgery
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonology

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

Pancreas Transplant Program Leadership

Pancreas Transplant Program Surgeons

Pancreas Transplant Program Physicians

Pancreas Transplant Program Team Members

Pre-Transplant Coordinators:

  • Valerie Keenan, RN, BSN, CCTC
  • Ragina Bass, RN
  • Melissa Drummond-Young, RN
  • Beverly Alt, RN, CPTC
  • Eva Davis, RN

Procurement Transplant Coordinators:

  • Cynthia Anderson, RN, CCTC
  • Casey Billington, RN, CCTN

Post-Transplant Coordinators:

  • Megan Begala, RN, BSN
  • Margaret Kay Burr, RN, MSN
  • Natalie Keyerleber, RN, BSN
  • Shawn Paschal, RN, MSN, CCTC
  • Elaine Beaver, RN, BSN, CCTC

Nurse Practitioners:

  • Tracy Evans-Walker, RN, MSN, CNP, CCTC
  • Sherry Levy, RN, MSN, CNP

Social Work:

  • Trudy Aquilina, MSW, LISW-S
  • Cheryl Gillespie, MSW, LISW-S
  • Beth Piotrowicz, MSW, LISW-S

Department Coordinators/Transplant Program Assistants:

  • Melissa Nalepka - Pre-Transplant
  • Monica Young - Pre-Transplant
  • Jacqueline Prather - Pre-Transplant
  • Dragana Komso - Post-Transplant
  • Shoneice Barton - Pre-Transplant
  • Beverly Suber - Post-Transplant

Financial Coordinator:

  • Valerie Fetzer

Clinical Support Staff:

  • Vanessa Walter, LPN
  • Annette Restifo, MA