Lung Transplant: Care Team

Meet your lung transplant care team:

  • Julia Klesney-Tait, MD, PhD,¬†Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program
  • Kalpaj Parekh, MD, Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program
  • John Keech, MD, Transplant Surgeon
  • Lois Geist, MD, Transplant Pulmonologist
  • Michael Eberlein, MD, PhD¬†Transplant Pulmonologist
  • Abigail Mack, RN, MNHP, Transplant Coordinator
  • Ronda K. Wilson RN,BSN Lung Transplant Coordinator
  • Emily Mathews, LISW, LCSW, Transplant Social Worker
  • Ellen Nickel, PharmD, Transplant Pharmacist
  • Jody Jones, PhD, Transplant Psychologist
  • Kim Eppen, PT, PhD, Physical Therapist
  • Beth Schenkel, Transplant Financial Coordinator

Hospital Heroes


Members of the UI lung transplant team are featured in Hospital Heroes, a program that highlights top team practices in the nation's academic medical centers.