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Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team works seamlessly to provide patient-centered, expert care.

Cardiac Surgeons


Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiologists


Heart Transplant Advanced Practice Providers

  • Brandi Hill MSN, FNP-C, AG-ACNP-BC

    Specialty: Heart and Lung Transplant, LVAD
    Education: B.S. University of Central Oklahoma, M.S.N Graceland University, Post Masters Georgetown University
    Certifications: FNP-C, AG-ACNP-BC
  • Nancy M. Klemans BSN, RN

    Title: Nurse Coordinator
    Specialty: LVAD
    Education: York College of Pennsylvania
  • Kristin Freed MSN, AGACNP, Family PMHNP

    Title: Lead Nurse Practitioner of the Heart Transplant and LVAD team
    Specialty: Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, LVAD, Cardiomyopathy
    Education: University of Virginia School of Nursing MSN & Post-MSN, Yale University School of Nursing Healthcare Leadership, Systems, and Policy DNP
    Certifications: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • Gina Luciano PhD, MSN, CRNP

    Title: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Heart and Lung Transplant, LVAD, Pulmonary transplant Medicine
    Education: B.S.N. University of Delaware, M.S.N. and PhD Case Western Reserve University
    Certifications: ACNP-BC, Joint appointment in Surgery and Medicine
  • Tracey Fehr RN, BSN

    Title: Transplant Nurse Coordinator
    Specialty: Heart Transplant and LVAD
    Education: Towson University
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  • Kirby L. Baker RN MSN AG-ACNP

    Title: Thoracic Transplant & LVAD Surgery Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Transplant Surgery
    Education: BSN Drexel University
    Certifications: MSN Johns Hopkins University
  • Patricia McLaughlin DNP, CRNP-AC

    Title: Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery, VAD, Pulmonary Transplant Medicine
    Education and Training: B.S.N., Notre Dame of Maryland University, M.S., University of Maryland Baltimore, D.N.P., University
  • Laura Hartman, MSN, CRNP

    Title: Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
    Specialties: Heart Transplant
    Education: B.S.N. Carson-Newman College, M.S.N. Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Rebecca Fioretti R.N., B.S.N.

    Title: VAD Coordinator
    Specialty: Ventricular Assist Devices
    Education: ADN Central Methodist College, BSN Widener University
  • Dawn M. Pappas, ACNP

    Title: Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Heart & Lung Transplant, LVAD
    Education: University of Maryland at Baltimore
    Certifications: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Deb Carter, CRNP

    Title: Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Heart Transplant
    Education: University of Rochester, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University
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