Lung Transplant Program | Meet Our Team

Pulmonologists

Gary Visner, DO

Gary Visner, DO

Medical Director, Lung Transplantation Program; Attending Physician, Division of Pulmonary Medicine Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Debra Boyer MD

Debra Boyer, MD, MHPE

Associate Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine; Director, Fellowship Training Program Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Levent Midyat, MD

Levent Midyat, MD

Assistant in Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Surgeons

Frances Fynn-Thompson, MD

Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD

Associate, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Surgical Director, Cardiac Surgery Fellowship Program; Surgical Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Surgical Director, Heart Transplant Program; Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program; Co-Director, Center for Airway Disorders Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
David Hoganson, MD

David Hoganson, MD

Assistant, Department of Cardiac Surgery; Director, Computational 3D Visualization Program Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Transplant Coordinators

Dawn Freiberger, RN, MSN

Dawn Freiberger, RN, MSN

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

Social Workers

Lynn Helfand, MSW, LICSW

Lynne Helfand, MSW, MPH, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Pediatric Transplant Center

Pharmacist

Alanna Wong, PharmD, BCPS

Alanna Wong, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacist, Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases

Dietitians

Liana DeLoid

Liana DeLoid, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
 Jessica Leonard, RD, LDN

Jessica Leonard, RD, LDN, CCTD

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Physical Therapists

Colleen Farrell, PT, DPT

Colleen Farrell, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services
Jenna Gondelman, PT

Jenna Gondelman, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapist, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Psychologists/Psychiatrists

Chase Samsel, MD

Chase Samsel, MD

Medical Director, Psychiatry Consultation Service; Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School​
Kristine McKenna, PhD

Kristine McKenna, PhD

Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Infectious Diseases

Sandra Burchett

Sandra Burchett, MD, MSc

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

Tanvi S. Sharma, MD, MPH

Clinical Director/Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases; Associate Physician in Pediatrics, 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
Elizabeth Marini

Elizabeth Marini, MSN, RN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Infectious Diseases