Heart Transplant Association
of St. Louis

BJH Medical Team

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri. Rated by U.S. News & World Report as the 8th best hospital in the country. Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a premier reputation in patient care, medical education, research and community service. The hospital receives more than 270,000 admissions, outpatient and emergency department visits each year from patients around the world.

As an affiliated teaching hospital of the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s 1,572-member medical staff includes full-time academic faculty of the school, as well as private physicians. The medical staff is supported by a house staff of more than 850 residents, interns and fellows, in addition to professional nurses and technicians, and service and support personnel.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO).

Our Heart Transplant Association Members are very fortunate to have such a great hospital and medical staff to be there for us.  The office address is as follows: 4901 Forest Park Avenue; Mailstop 90-75-544; St. Louis MO 63108.

MEDICAL STAFF

314-454-7687 or 1-800-521-3275

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Greg Ewald, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director
Cardiac Transplant Services
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Edward M. Geltman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director
Heart Failure Service
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Susan Joseph, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Joel Schilling, MD, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Cardiovascular Division
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Christopher Holley, MD

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Shane LaRue, MD

NURSE PRACTITIONERS

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Heidi Craddock, FNP

Molly Rater, FNP

CARDIOTHORACIC SURGEON

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Scott C. Silvestry, M.D.
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Aki Itoh, M.D.

POST TRANSPLANT COORDINATORS

Cindy Pasque, RN, MSN,CCTC

Sandra Sitner, RN,BSN

Lauren Rothschild, RN,BSN

 

PRE AND CHF COORDINATORS

Jill Taake, RN, BSN, CCTC

Susanna Ebert, RN, BSN, CCTC

Janice Melton, RN, BSN,CCTC

Lana Crawford, RN, BSN, CCTC

Beth Dachroeden, RN, BSN, CCTC

 

LVAD COORDINATORS

Natalie Huelsmann, RN, BSN

Nikki Clark, RN, BSN

Denise Manker, RN,BSN

Danyelle Hoff, RN, BSN

 

SECRETARIES

Debby Hale

Debra Tallis

Michelle Buggage

DIETICIAN

Katherine Lambert

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

Cina Winfrey

SOCIAL WORKER

Nina Jarvis, MSW, LCSW

Heart Transplant/LVAD Social Worker
314-362-5070
nmp2616@bjc.org

CHAPLAIN

Lucas J. Gleaves
Heart Services Chaplain
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Mailstop 90-75-590 COH Ste 621
4901 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Office Phone:  314-747-2857
Work Cellular:  314-574-8201
Email:  ljg2794@bjc.org

 

  • The mission of the Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis is to provide emotional, educational, and financial support to pre- and post-heart transplant patients and their families.












































































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