Our Team

The Johns Hopkins Lung Transplant Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of experts who provide patient-centered, expert care at every step of your transplant journey.

Lung Transplant Program Directors

  • Errol L. Bush, M.D.

    • Surgical Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Program
    • Director, Ex vivo Lung Perfusion Program (EVLP)
    • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Pali Dedhiya Shah, M.D.

    • Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine



Transplant Psychologist

Sarah Ramsay Andrews, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lung Transplant Advanced Practice Providers

Brandi Hill, M.S.N., FNP-C, AG-ACNP-BC

Title: CRNP
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

Gina Luciano, Ph.D., M.S.N., 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

Susan M. Miller, M.S.N., CRNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Title: Lung Transplant Nurse Practitioner/Coordinator
Speciality: Lung Transplant/Family Practice Education: BS in Nursing 1988, George Mason University, MS Nurse Practitioner 1997 George Mason University
Certifications: ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner 09/01/1997 to present

Julie Horn, R.N., B.S.N.

Title: Post Lung Transplant Coordinator
Education: ADN from Anne Arundel Community College, BSN from NDMU Baltimore, MD

Kirby L. Baker, R.N., M.S.N., AG-ACNP

Title: Thoracic Transplant & LVAD Surgery Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Transplant Surgery
Education: BSN Drexel University
Certifications: MSN Johns Hopkins University

Patricia McLaughlin, D.N.P., CRNP-AC

Title: Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Specialty: Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery, VAD, Pulmonary Transplant Medicine
Education: BSN Notre Dame of Maryland University, MS University of Maryland Baltimore, DNP University of Maryland Baltimore

Dawn M. Pappas, ACNP

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

Gina C. Pace, R.N., B.S.N.

Title: Nurse Coordinator
Specialty: Lung Pre-Transplant
Education: Towson University

Terri Miller, R.N., B.S.N.

Title: Nurse Coordinator

Melanie Marashly, CRNP

Title: Post Lung Transplant Nurse Practitioner & Coordinator

Miguel Briones Cabrera, R.N., B.S.N.

Title: Pre Lung Transplant Coordinator

Eric Hochberg, PA-C

Title: APP Pulmonary Transplant Medicine

Christopher Hillman, CRNP

Title: APP Pulmonary Transplant Medicine

Patient Service Coordinator

  • Tara Michie

Social Worker

  • Kelly Gardiner, LMSW

Transplant Dietician

  • Marsha Davis, RD, LDN, CDE 

Transplant Financial Advocates

  • Rose McLaughlin
  • Juanita Clay

If you have questions, please contact our nurses or post-transplant coordinator at 410-614-4898 ext. 3.