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Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Team

Meet the Team

The following physicians make up the kidney & pancreas transplant team. As Robert Wood Johnson is an academic transplant center, all of our physicians are full-time and have faculty appointments at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Ronald Pelletier, MD, FACS
Program Director, Renal & Pancreas Transplant Program

Richard Mann, MD, MS
Medical Director, Renal & Pancreas Transplant Program

Rachel Demming, MBA, BSN, RN
Administrative Director, Transplant Center



Pediatric Nephrologists

Transplant Coordinators

  • Anne Ellis-Kosty, BSN, RN, CCTC
    Clinical Manager
  • Diana Abad, RN
  • Jami Abes, BSN, RN, CPTC
  • Nicole Dwyer, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Patrick Felix, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Aurora Huryk, BSN, RN
  • Warren Phillips, BSN, RN
  • Irene Plaska, BSN, RN

Social Workers

  • Nicole Christian, MSW, LSW
  • Shawn Smith, MSW, LSW

Medical Assistants

  • Vanessa Roberts
  • Latasha Sanders
  • Carla Vitelli
  • Sherry Woods

Administrative Secretary

  • Christine Spruill

Living Donor Advocate

  • Sharon Romero-Smith, BSN, RN

Department Administrative Coordinator

  • JoAnne Campbell

Data Coordinator

  • Elizabeth Melita

Financial Coordinators

  • Rose Moss
  • Preet Raina


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