Our Heart Transplant Team
Each Heart Transplant Surgeon at Westchester Medical Center is committed to providing the best medical care possible. During your evaluation for a heart transplant, you will meet many of the healthcare professionals on this team.
- Heart Transplant surgeons
Doctors who perform transplant operations of the heart. During your evaluation, the transplant surgeon will answer any questions or concerns you may have. Your surgeon will discuss your disease and the options that may be available to you, including transplantation.
- Transplant cardiologists
Doctors who manage patients diagnosed with heart failure before and after transplant. They are skilled in the management of immunosuppressant drugs and their complications.
- Transplant coordinators
Registered nurses who will coordinate your care. The coordinators are responsible for maintaining close contact with you and your family doctor. The coordinators are available to answer any questions about your medical care before and after your operation.
- Transplant clerks
Sschedule your tests and procedures.
- Social workers
Assist patients and their families with financial information and emotional support. Social workers will be available to help you when you are hospitalized and in the outpatient areas.
Doctors who give you medication to keep you unconscious and who monitor your vital signs (heartbeat, blood pressure and breathing) during your transplant operation.
Work with patients and families on assessing their ability to cope with life before and after transplant, ruling out problems that might preclude transplant.