Lung Transplant Program | Meet Our Team

Physicians

Gary Visner, DO

Gary Visner, DO

Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program; Attending Physician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Frances Fynn-Thompson, MD

Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Surgical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Associate in Cardiac Surgery; Co-Director, Center for Airway Disorders Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
John Mayer

John Mayer, Jr., MD

Senior Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCS(C)

Luis Guillermo Quinonez, MD, FRCS(C)

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Debra Boyer MD

Debra Boyer, MD, MHPE

Associate Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sandra Burchett

Sandra Burchett, MD, MSc

Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Children's Hospital AIDS Program (CHAP); Co-Director, Immunocompromised Host Service Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Courtney Gidengil

Courtney Gidengil, MD, MPH

Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Part-Time), Harvard Medical School
Julia R. Koehler, MD

Julia R. Koehler, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Catherine Lachenauer

Catherine Lachenauer, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Infectious Diseases Outpatient Practice Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Ofer Levy

Ofer Levy, MD, PhD

Director, Precision Vaccines Program; Senior Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Kristin L. Moffitt, MD

Kristin Moffitt, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, MD, PhD

Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, MD, PhD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Tanvi Sharma

Tanvi S. Sharma, MD, MPH

Clinical Director/Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Co-Director of Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Transplant Center; Co-Director, Immunocompromised Host Service Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Jorge J. Velarde, MD, PhD

Jorge Velarde, MD, PhD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Nurses

Dawn Freiberger

Dawn Freiberger, RN, MSN

Lung Transplant Coordinator, Lung Transplant Program; Registered Nurse, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Nutritionists

 Jessica Leonard, RD, LDN

Jessica Leonard, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Psychology/Psychiatry

Kristine McKenna, PhD

Kristine McKenna, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry; Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Chase Samsel, MD

Chase Samsel, MD

Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry; Associate Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Social Worker

Lynn Helfand, MSW, LICSW

Lynne Helfand, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Pediatric Transplant Center

Child Life Specialists

 Alison Burns, MS, CCLS

Alison Burns, MS, CCLS

Certified Child Life Specialist, Department of Surgery
 Kate Huyler, MS, CCLS

Kate Huyler, MS, CCLS

Child Life Specialist, Department of Cardiology

Pharmacist

Alanna Wong, PharmD, BCPS

Alanna Wong, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist, Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases

Administration

Angela Perry

Angela Perry

Financial Coordinator, Pediatric Transplant Center