Meet the Advanced Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant Team

Your heart will be in good hands. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick's specialized cardiac and transplant team includes cardiologists and surgeons, nurses, administrators, financial coordinators, and pharmacists, as well as a registered dietitian and a social worker to manage your health holistically. RWJUH is an academic medical center, so all of our physicians are full-time and have faculty appointments at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and access to the latest medical research. Learn more about our Advanced Heart Failure, VAD, and Transplant program.

Administrative Leadership

Judith Lane, MHA, BSN, RN, SCRN
Assistant Vice President of Clinical Operations

Rachel Thomas, MBA, BSN, RN
Administrative Director


Transplant Surgeons

Advanced Heart Failure Team

    Nurse Coordinators

    • Jacqueline Burbank, MSN, RN
    • Peggy Henninger, MSN, RN
    • Maria Vivina Regis, MSN, RN
    • Darshi Patel, BSN, RN

    Quality Coordinator

    • Daniel Pieloch, MS, RD, CPHQ

    Social Worker

    • Valerie Karlin, MSW, LSW


    • Lindsey MacMath, RD

    Medical Assistants

    • Sarah Aviles
    • Shaminah Dunlap
    • Zeffery Frazier

    Administrative Coordinator

    • Barbara Devlin

    Finance Coordinators

    • Rose Moss
    • Preet Raina

    Data Coordinator

    • Elizabeth Melita, BA


    • Antonia Routh, PharmD, BCPS
    • Milisha Shah, PharmD, BCPS

    Patient Stories

    • “Barostim has been wonderful. It gives me energy, and I can do more.”

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    • "The bond we share ... no one can break it."

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    Patient Stories

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