Transplant Center: Meet the Team

Strong results reflect a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that draws on the combined talents and experience of transplant physicians, transplant surgeons, nurse coordinators, transplant assistants, social workers, financial counselors and psychologists.

UF Health Shands Transplant Center team members offer state of the art immunosuppression protocols to improve patient and graft survival rates.

Transplant Center Director

Transplant Surgeons

Transplant Physicians

Physician Extenders

  • Nicole Gazzola, PA-C
  • Amber Mauldin, DNP-BC
  • Samantha Folsom, MSN, FNP-C
  • Ashley Booe, PA-C

Manager of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant and the Living Donor Programs

  • Sandra Demasters-Reynolds, MSN, RN, CCTC

Living Donor Team

  • Stephanie Sharpe, RN, BSN – Coordinator
  • Sophia Perez – Social work & ILDA
  • Vickie Connell – Transplant Assistant 

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Coordinators and Assistants

Pre-transplant Coordinators

  • Mojdeh Bannister BSN, RN
  • Goldwyn Rahman BSN, RN, CCTC, CCRN
  • Heather Lucher, RN
  • Lourdes Andujar-Rivera, BSN, RN

Post-transplant Coordinators

  • Ke'van Brown, RN, BSN
  • Alex Saveland, BSN, RN
  • Jessica King, BSN, RN
  • Gena Johns, RN, BSN

Pre-Transplant Assistants

  • Phyllis Mitchell
  • Maria Oxendine
  • Stephanie Mitchell
  • Trisha Eccles

Post-Transplant Assistants

  • Viva Brown
  • Tiera Sermons
  • Kathy Henderson
  • Latosha Williams

Financial Coordinators

UF Health is contracted with most transplant networks. Check with your employer or insurer for more information about accessing UF Health for transplant services or our call financial coordinators with any questions.

Social Worker, Kidney Transplant

  • Jennifer Adams, LCSW


  • Clancy Bryant


  • Danielle McKimmy