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Our Kidney Transplant Team

Thank you for your interest in the kidney transplant program at The University of Toledo Medical Center. Please feel free to e-mail or contact us with any questions you or your family might have regarding kidney transplants.

Information for physicians: Timely communication with referring physicians is a priority in the care of patients at UTMC. For physicians wishing to refer a patient, a member of the kidney transplant program is always available to take your call. You can also begin the referral process by faxing us the kidney transplant evaluation work sheet (PDF). For all urgent transplant referral issues, please contact us at:

The University of Toledo Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program
3000 Arlington Avenue Toledo, OH 43614
Main Number: 419.383.6715

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Our 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, their families, and living donors 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:

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

Puneet Sindhwani, M.D.

Obi Ekwenna, M.D.

Kunal Yadav, M.D.


Transplant Nurse Practitioners:

Jordyn Barrington, AANP, FNP


Associated Team Members:

Kelly Gill - Transplant Financial Coordinator

Pamela Bettinger Financial Coordinator

Lisa Keaton - MSW, LSW 

Cheryl Reese - MSW, LISW

Stevie Stevenson, LISW-S  - Transplant Social Worker

Jennifer Mikulak - Transplant Data Coordinator

Lisa Twining - Research Coordinator

Mary Brown, MPH, BSN, RN - Research Coordinator

Carla Foster - Transplant  Secretary

Jacklyn Belville - Transplant Dietician

Lisa Wilson RN - Outreach Coordinator

Jeff Mikolay, PharmD, BCPS - Transplant Pharmacist

Arlene Hampton, MA - Transplant Assistant

Laura Homik, MA  - Transplant Assistant


Transplant Nephrologists:

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

Dinkar Kaw, M.D.

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

Zubia Alam M.D.


Transplant Coordinators:

Jennifer Holloway, RN, BSN - Transplant Administrator

Constance Cashen, RN, BSN  - Living Donor Coordinator

Jody Schlender, RN - Pre-Transplant Coordinator

Douglas Barchick, RN - Pre-Transplant Coordinator

Gabby Johnson, RN, BBA - Pre-Transplant Coordinator

Sheryl Mickens BSN, RN - Post-Transplant Coordinator

Tina Scott, RN - Post-Transplant Coordinator

Tara Lanagan, RN - Post-transplant Coordinator

Misty Bahnsen, RN Transplant Coordinator

Clinic Staff:

Anna Hughes-MA

Consuella Palmer-MA

Lisa Casteel, BA - Clinic Manager

Jennifer Baranovich-MA

Kristen Grus, PA 

Marc Crisenbery, RN, CNP. DNP 

Mary Tolliver-MA

Sue Knehr, MA 

Tymara Billups-MA

Joyce McDonagh - Secretary

Last Updated: 2/8/23