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Our Team

Our experienced providers work together to offer you the best possible transplant experience. Meet the D-H Transplantation Surgery team, and learn about the roles our team members serve in your care experience.

Michael C. Chobanian, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Transplantation Surgery provider.

Michael C. Chobanian, MD

Transplantation Surgery

Areas of Focus
  • Pediatric dialysis
  • Pediatric hypertension
  • Pediatric renal diseases
  • Kidney transplant
  • And 5 more areas of focus
Michael F. Daily, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Transplantation Surgery provider.

Michael F. Daily, MD, MS, FACS

Transplantation Surgery

I take a holistic approach to treating patients and take my time with every patient. I try to see if there is a way forward that will get a patient to transplant. As patients get older or …
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Areas of Focus
  • Adult and pediatric kidney transplant
  • Living donor kidney transplant
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Access to transplant
  • And 2 more areas of focus

Transplant Surgeon

Learn about a transplant surgeon on our Team Roles page.

Christopher E. Simpkins, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Transplantation Surgery provider.

Christopher E. Simpkins, MD, MPH

Transplantation Surgery

As a transplant surgeon, my goal is to provide high quality, comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients as they transition from end-stage organ disease to life after transplantat…
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Areas of Focus
  • Antibody incompatible kidney transplantation
  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • General surgery for patients with end-stage organ failure

Transplant Infectious Disease

Richard A. Zuckerman, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Infectious Disease and International Health provider.

Richard A. Zuckerman, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease and International Health

Areas of Focus
  • Infections in immunocompromised persons
  • Transplant recipients and HIV patients

Transplant Cardiology

Salvatore Philip Costa, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Cardiovascular Medicine provider.

Salvatore Philip Costa, MD

Cardiovascular Medicine

I help patients get back to active and meaningful lives without the worry of cardiac issues. I enjoy getting to know each patient and discussing what approach makes the most sense for them…
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Areas of Focus
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Cardiac disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
  • Echocardiography

Living Donor Nephrology

Become a living kidney donor at D-H.

Elizabeth J. Brant, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nephrology and Hypertension provider.

Elizabeth J. Brant, MD

Nephrology and Hypertension

Thomas M. Kaneko, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nephrology and Hypertension provider.

Thomas M. Kaneko, MD

Nephrology and Hypertension

Areas of Focus
  • Kidney donation
  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic kidney disease

Clinical team members

  • Heidi Holdsworth, LPN
    Pre-Transplant Assistant
  • Meghan Rich, RN
    Pre-Transplant Coordinator
  • Jessica Hazlett, RN, CCTC
    Waitlist Coordinator
  • Anthony Parker, LPN
    Post-Transplant Assistant
  • Brad Peduzzi, RN, MSN
    Post-Transplant Coordinator
  • Joy Melo, MSW
    Recipient Social Worker
  • Donna Hartford, RD
    Transplant Dietician
  • Susan Littlepage, RPh
    Transplant Pharmacist
  • Anastasia Gregg, RPh
    Transplant Pharmacist
  • Michelle Blesso, RPh
    Transplant Pharmacist
  • Cathy Pratt, RN, CCTC
    Living Donation & Kidney Exchange Senior Coordinator
  • Corinne Fortune, MSW
    Independent Living Donor Advocate and Living Donor Social Worker

Support team members

  • Roxanne Taylor, RN, MSN, CCTC
    Transplant Administrator
  • Corey Cook, BA
    Quality and Operations Manager
  • Deidra Simano
    Financial Coordinator
  • Susan Van Schoick
    Senior Clinical Secretary
  • Jo-Ann Dugdale
    Senior Clinical Secretary
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