Kidney Transplant Program

Kidney Transplant Program

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Our Kidney Transplant Team

The University of Toledo Medical Center Transplant Team has more than 80 years of service and is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. With the organizational efforts of our transplant coordinators, our team of nephrologists, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, and financial counselors, we work with patients and their families to provide educational and supportive services. We also work closely with the patient's referring physician to assure a smooth transition in your care.

Transplant Surgeons:

Kenneth A. Kropp, M.D.

Michael Rees, M.D., Ph.D.

Steven H. Selman, M.D

David Heidt, M.D.

Jorge Ortiz, M.D.


 Associated Team Members:

Toni Wheeler, Transplant Financial Coordinator

Ashley Overton, LSW Transplant Social Worker

Amy Simkus, Living Donor Advocate

Jennifer Blair, Transplant Data Coordinator

Lisa Twining, Research Coordinator

Carla Foster, Transplant  Secretary

Jacklyn Belville,  Transplant Dietician

Transplant Nephrologists:

Dinkar Kaw, M.D.

Deepak Malhotra, M.D., Ph.D.

Shobha Ratnam, M.D., Ph.D.

Maria Alfonso-Jaume, M.D.


Transplant Coordinators:

Melissa Korb, RN, BSN, CPTC - Transplant Administrator

Amy Miller, RN - Donor Coordinator

Sandy Flick, RN - Post-Transplant Coordinator

Jennifer Holloway, RN, BSN - Pre-Transplant Coordinator

Michelle Chonko, RN - Pre-Transplant Coordinator

Jeff Melvin, RN - Pre-Transplant Coordinator



Clinical Staff:

Amy Files - Clinic Manager 

Mary Ann Knapich, MA

Debbie Pfleghaar, MA


Transplant Coordinators


Last Updated: 7/7/16