Heart Transplant & LVAD Support Group - New Brunswick

All pre- and post-transplant patients and LVAD patients are welcome to participate, as well as their family and friends. No commitment or reservation is necessary. The schedule and topics may change, so please call (732) 253-3699 to verify topic for a specific date. 

This support group typically meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Note, there is a summer break; the group will not meet in July or August. 

Groups are held in the Main Conference Room of the Transplant Center at Robert Wood Johnson, located at 10 Plum St., New Brunswick, NJ, in the 7th Floor Conference Room.  

Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available at the Plum Street Parking Deck.

Any questions? Please call Val Karlin, LSW, at (732) 253-3699. For LVAD specific topics, call Ada Bliven at (732) 253-3699. 

2019 Topics:

2/12/19  NJ Sharing Network - Jan Hines, Transplant Community Relations

3/12/19  Nutrition in LVAD/Transplant Patients - Lindsey MacMath, Dietitian

4/9/19  Medical Issues with LVAD/Transplant Patients - Dr. Deepa Iyer, MD

5/14/19  "Healing Touch" - Chris Flood, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner

6/11/19  Medical Issues with LVAD/Transplant Patients - Ada Bliven, Nurse Practitioner

9/10/19  Medical Issues with LVAD/Transplant Patients - Vina Regis, Nurse Coordinator

10/8/19  Transplant Medications - Milisha Shah, Pharmacist

11/12/19  Medical Issues with LVAD/Transplant Patients - Darshi Patel, Nurse Coordinator

12/10/19  HOLIDAY PARTY - Combined Heart & Kidney Patient Party

Contact Info: Val Karlin, LSW at (732) 253-3699

Transplant Center at RWJ, Main Conference Room

10 Plum Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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