Stem Cell Transplant Care Team

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Our providers work together across a range of specialty areas to provide fully coordinated, personalized care. A dedicated team of clinicians that specializes in your type of blood cancer works with you throughout your treatment, from diagnosis through long-term follow-up and specialized survivorship support. Patients are followed by the same attending physician and nurse practitioner throughout their treatment — enabling continuity of care, a strong patient-care team relationship, and clear and easy access for patients and their local providers.

Patients receive world-class care from a team of specialists, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hematopathologists, infectious disease specialists, hematologists, physician assistants, nurses, oral surgeons, pharmacists, nutritionists, physical therapists, search coordinators, care coordinators, financial counselors, and clinical social workers.

Our entire care team has extensive experience in stem cell/bone marrow transplant. Our specialists work closely together and collaborate regularly to ensure that your care plan offers the best possible outcomes and that all your needs are met. Your team will also be in communication with your local oncologist throughout your treatment and during your post-transplant care.


Celebrating 50 Years of Stem Cell Transplantation


Learn about the history, progress, and innovation in the adult stem cell transplantation program over the past 50 years.

Explore Our History

Stem Cell Transplantation Leadership

Robert J. Soiffer, MD, Chief, Division of Hematologic Malignancies; Vice Chair, Department of Medical Oncology

Catherine J. Wu, MD, Chief, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies

Joseph Antin, MD, Chief, Stem Cell Transplantation Emeritus

Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, FRCPC, Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program; Director of Clinical Research, Stem Cell Transplantation; Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Survivorship Program

Vincent Ho, MD, Director of Clinical Operations, Stem Cell Transplantation

John Koreth, MBBS, DPhil, Director of Translational Research, Stem Cell Transplantation

Rizwan Romee, MD, Director, Haploidentical Transplantation Program

Amy Emmert, MScPH, Executive Director for Cellular Therapy External Affairs

Julie Porter, Vice President of Cellular Therapy Operations

Other Members of Your Care Team

Oncology Nurse Navigator

The oncology nurse navigator, a key point of contact for clinical issues, works collaboratively with your physician and other team members to coordinate and oversee your treatment plan, and will play a key role in your treatment both before and after transplant. He/she also functions as an educational resource for you and your family.

Gertrude Andre, RN
Brooke Beland, RN
Jennifer Caplain, BSN, RN
Stacey Chuma, RN 
Irene Heffernan, RN
Michelle Takahashi, RN

Stem Cell Transplant Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (NP/PA)

A stem cell transplant nurse practitioner or physician assistant is a mid-level practitioner who will be an integral part of your outpatient care, and in some cases will assist with your care as an inpatient. You will meet with an NP/PA at the time of your first outpatient follow-up visit after transplant. Working closely with your transplant physician, the NP will be responsible for managing your care, including complications, medications, and education.

Bonne Dirr, NP
Alexandra Distaso, NP
Toni Dubeau, NP
Tina Flaherty, NP
Catherine Flynn, FNP-BC
Katherine Goodrich, MSN, FNP-C, OCN
Amy Joyce, NP
Natalie Kazierad, NP
Clare Kearney, NP
Shannon Miller, NP
Josie Montegaard, NP
Caitlin Murphy, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP
Kathleen O'Neill, NP
Kimberly Noonan, RN, NP, AOCN
Sarah Patches, FNP-BC, MSN
Julia Prescott, NP-C
Eileen Regan, MSN, CNP, OCN
Kaitlen Reyes, DNP, FNP
Emily Riley, NP
Patricia Severns, ANP
Lisa Stewart, NP
Jamie Terwilliger, MSN, NP
Barbara Virchick, NP
Susan Waisgerber, ACNP-BC

Stem Cell Transplant Research Nurse

If you are participating in a clinical trial, the research nurse will give you information about the trial, as well as coordinate the plan and requirements of the protocol with your medical care and transplant plans.

Gianna Beshere, RN
Jennifer Brock, RN
Liz Halloran, BSN, RN
Avnee Patel, BSN, RN

Inpatient Stem Cell Transplant Physician Assistant

A physician assistant (PA) in partnership with the inpatient attending transplant physician will be a part of your daily medical care while you are in the hospital.

Karley Adams, PA-C
Katherine Andersen, PA-C
Audrey Arbogast, PA-C
Angeliki Arvanitis, PA-C
Dakota Blauvelt, PA-C
Julia Boettger, PA-C
Ryan Boudreau, PA-C
Eric Burfeind, PA-C
Kalin Charette, PA-C
Jennifer Demaree, PA-C
Laura Donovan, PA-C
Mikaela Elia, PA-C
Linnea Fulton, PA-C
Erin Grzywna, PA-C
Megan Harvey, PA-C
Jessica Hernandez, PA-C
Laura House, PA-C
Caitlin Hutchinson, PA-C
Sharyn Kurtz, PA-C
Natalie Levine, PA-C
Alexandra Lynch, PA-C
Janice MacGillivray, PA-C (Chief PA)
Kimberly MacKenzie, PA-C
Maureen Megson, PA-C
Laura Moss, PA-C
Dayane Mota, PA-C
Kelly O'Connell, PA-C
Kimberly Oppenheim, PA-C
Andrea Ramsey, PA-C (Chief PA)
Jeanne Russo, PA-C
Laura Sastre, PA-C
Christine Shevchenko, P
A-C Caitlin Stanford, PA-C
Jennifer Starr, PA-C
Keith Taillie, PA-C
Elizabeth Therrien, PA-
C Kathleen Way, PA-C

Stem Cell Transplant Oral Medicine Team

You must see a dentist and have a dental evaluation before your admission (even if you wear dentures). A member of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry team will review the dental evaluation prior to transplant, as well as routinely monitor your oral health while you are in the hospital.

Herve Sroussi, DMD, PhD
Nathaniel Treister, DMD, DMSc
Piamkamon Vacharotayangul, DDS, PhD
Sook-Bin Woo, DMD, MMSc

Transplant Clinical Coordinator

A transplant clinical coordinator will work with you before transplant to create a schedule to make sure your pre-tests are completed on time. You may call your clinical coordinator with any non-medical questions you have; the clinical coordinator can also serve as a liaison with members of your care team, such as clinicians.

Quiearah Cook
Jessica Crane
Robert Durand
Emily Gendrolis
Pamela Kostaras, Operations Manager 
Brenna Laperle
Blossom Marshall
Vickie Shidler

Stem Cell Transplant Donor Services

If you are an allogeneic stem cell transplant patient in need of a related or unrelated stem cell donor, the donor services team will provide support with this process.

Eric Jacobsen, MD, Donor Services Medical Director
Christopher Reilly, MD, Donor Services Medical Director
Cindy Albert, Director, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Services 
Jane Antin, Donor Services Financial Analyst
Cristina Balboni, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Search Coordinator
Greg Bourdeau, Manager, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Services Operations
Sara Close, PA-C, Donor Services Clinician
Shana Cuddy, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Collection Lead Coordinator
Christina Dickau, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Search Lead Coordinator (Adult Program)
Rachel Kerr, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Search Coordinator (Adult and Pediatric Programs)
Lisa Koed, Donor Services Coordinator
Emily McDonough, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Collection Coordinator
Michelle Noiles, PA-C, Donor Services Clinician
Tiara Pignone, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Collection Coordinator
Peggy Powers, Manager, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Collection Operations
Ashley Rocco, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Collection Coordinator
Lori Schneider, Stem Cell Transplant Donor Collection Coordinator
Leigh Sullivan, Be The Match/NMDP Donor Education & Community Engagement Specialist

Your Care Coordination Team

Clinical Social Worker

A clinical social worker can provide counseling and emotional support to you and your family to help you cope with concerns or issues that may arise before, during, or after transplant. He/she can also discuss community resources available; refer to you the Dana-Farber resource specialists, if appropriate; and connect you to additional supports.

Rachel Allende, MSW, LICSW
Amy Gonzalez, LCSW
Tara Kalamchi, LCSW
Kristy Katesetos, MSW, LICSW 
Adam Lang, MSW
Christina Palis, LCSW

Ambulatory Pharmacy Resource Specialist

A pharmacy resource specialist is available to assist you and your caregivers prior to transplant, while you are an inpatient, and after transplant to help identify and address pharmacy assistance needs.

Darlene Holland, BSW, LSW

Inpatient RN Care Coordinator

The inpatient RN care coordinator provides care facilitation, discharge planning, and utilization management. He or she will also work with you and your family to plan for your transition from the hospital to the home setting.

Donna Gately
Alice Morrison, RN
Terri O’Sullivan, RN

Ambulatory Resource Specialist

A hematologic oncology/BMT resource specialist will work with you to identify and help to arrange short-term accommodations (for example, nearby hotels), transportation, parking, and referrals to community-based programs.

Madeleine Goldstein
Caroline Johnson

Financial Counselor

A financial counselor will provide support and guidance in handling the costs of your transplant care. The counselor's role is to make the financial side of your transplant as stress-free as possible. He or she may also be able to direct you to sources of financial assistance outside of Dana-Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Mariah Edwards
Sierra Ferris
Rasheena Johnson
Patrick Kelley
Hugo Medeiros
Elizabeth Parks
Denyzes Williams