Meet the Team

The Liver Transplant Center is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

William F. Balistreri, MD Dorothy M. M. Kersten Professor of Pediatrics 513-636-4415

Jorge A. Bezerra, MD Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 513-636-3008

Kathleen M. Campbell, MD Medical Director, Liver Inpatient Unit 513-636-4415

James E. Heubi, MD Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training 513-636-9776

Samuel A. Kocoshis, MD Medical Director, Intestinal Care Center 513-636-4415

Alexander G. Miethke, MD Medical Director, Liver Transplant Program 513-636-8948

Maria H. Alonso, MD Co-Surgical Director, Intestinal Transplant Surgery 513-636-4371

Alexander Bondoc, MD Pediatric Surgeon, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery 513-636-4371

Jaimie D. Nathan, MD Surgical Director, Pancreas Care Center 513-636-4371

Greg M. Tiao, MD Director, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery 513-636-4371

Katherine K. Bedard-Thomas, PhD Staff Psychologist II, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology 513-517-1046

Lisa Belle, MSW, LSW Social Worker II, Liver Transplant Center 513-636-9097

Siobahn M. Cooper, APRN, CPNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 513-803-7472

Jodi Engelhardt, RN Liver Transplant Coordinator, Liver Transplant Center 513-636-4955

Laura Hatcher, APRN, CNP Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 513-636-4415

Sarah Myers, RN Liver Transplant Coordinator, Liver Transplant Center 513-636-4955

Melissa Nichols, RN Liver Transplant Coordinator, Liver Transplant Center 513-636-4955

Rebecca L. Rengering, RN, BSN, CPN Clinical Manager, Renal/Liver Transplant 513-636-4955

Kristin Loiselle Rich, PhD Pediatric Psychologist, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology 513-636-4336

Julie Sheehan, MSW, LSW Social Worker, Liver Transplant Center 513-803-8974

Shalonda K. Slater, PhD Pediatric Psychologist, Clinical, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology 513-636-4336

Jennifer L. Staley-Haynes, BSN, RN Liver Transplant Coordinator, Liver Transplant Center 513-636-4955

Megan Watts, RN Liver Transplant Coordinator, Liver Transplant Center 513-636-4955

Renee A. Wieman, RD, CNSC Registered Dietitian III, Liver Transplant Center 513-636-3196

Program Manager

Ben Walz

Living Related Donor Coordinators

Marty Hudson MA, RN
Laura Mooney RN, BSN, CPN

Pharmacist

Derek Owen, PharmD

Transplant Financial Counselor

Carol Page RN, MSN
Karen Russell RN, BSN, CCM

Chaplain

Rev. Salvador Leavitt-Alcántara