Meet the Team

Here is a list of the staff members that you may encounter during your advanced heart, VAD or heart transplant experience.

Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Physician Team

Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support Coordinators

  • Kim Bain, APRN
    Ventricular Assist Device Coordinator
  • Laureen Meece, APRN
  • Catarrhine Keller-Warner, APRN
  • Tony Calkins, APRN
  • Sara Kolp, APRN
  • Natalie Chaiser, APRN

Heart Failure Assistants

  • Mary Adams
  • Venus Chery

VAD Assistant

  • Kim Feezell
  • Kaelyn Smith

Heart Transplant Coordinators

  • Yu (Janet) Wu, APRN, ACNP
  • Maisara Bledsoe, BSN
  • Renee Rogers APRN, MSN, ANP-BC, CCTC
  • Bonnie Scribner, BSN

Heart Transplant Assistants

  • Christine Carr-Freidin
  • Lydia Torres-Miller

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons

Social Worker

  • Inéz Rios, MSW

Pharmacist

  • Taylor Paisley, PharmD

Financial Representative

  • Carol Smith
  • 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 call our finanical representative at 352.265.0359 or 352.265.0358 with any questions. 

Administrative

  • Susan Learn: Manager, Adult Heart Failure, Adult Heart Transplant, Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplant, UF Health Shands Transplant Center
  • Stephan Moore: Director, UF Health Shands Transplant Center