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. social workers, a pharmacist and a nutrition therapist to help provide our patients with the best care possible. Our team also includes Learn more about our faculty and staff.
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A photo of William Balisteri.

William F. Balistreri, MD Dorothy M. M. Kersten Professor of Pediatrics 513-636-4594

A photo of Jorge Bezerra.

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

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John C. Bucuvalas, MD Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 513-803-1791

A photo of Kathleen M. Campbell.
A photo of James Heubi.

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

A photo of Samuel Kocoshis.

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

A photo of Alexander Miethke.

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

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

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

A photo of Gregory Tiao.

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

A photo of Katherine K. Bedard-Thomas.

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

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

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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

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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

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

A photo of Kristin Loiselle.

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

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

A photo of Shalonda Slater.

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

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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

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

Program Manager

Jenny Carmichael RN, BSN, CPN

Living Related Donor Coordinators

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

Pharmacist

Sarah Stiehl, PharmD

Transplant Financial Counselor

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

Chaplain

Rev. Salvador Leavitt-Alcántara