When accepted at St. Jude, each patient is assigned a bone marrow transplant physician. This physician oversees all aspects of the patient’s care. Because of the Bone Marrow Transplantation Program’s team approach, each patient will frequently be cared for by other transplant physicians and team members.
The Bone Marrow Transplantation Team at St. Jude consists of healthcare professionals with specialized training in a variety of disciplines related to hematopoietic stem cell / bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy. While your child is undergoing a stem cell / bone marrow transplant or cellular therapy, these specialists will be closely involved in your child’s care. The team has regularly scheduled meetings to discuss all inpatients and outpatients on the transplant service.

This team approach assures that treatment decisions for your child are made on the advice of many professionals caring for your child. Our bone marrow transplant physicians provide the state-of-the art treatment your child needs by working very closely with other specially trained physicians in pathology, radiation oncology, critical care medicine, pulmonology, cardiology, gastroenterology, immunology, infectious diseases, surgery, and other fields.


Transplant Physicians Wing Leung, MD, PhD
Lea Cunningham, MD
Mari Dallas, MD
Christine Hartford, MD
Ewelina Mamcarz, MD
Asha Pillai, MD
Amr Qudeimat, MD
David Shook, MD
Ashok Srinivasan, MD
Brandon Triplett, MD
Nurse Practitioners / Physician Assistants Kanthi Akkineni, PA
Anna Baker, CPNP-AC
Lisa Beattie, PNP
Katherine Birdsell, CPNP
Leigh Brandon, NP
Fransje Giles, FNP
LaTonya Hardy, FNP
Tracie Koebcke, PA-C
Erica Pucci, FNP
Richard Rochester, PA-C
Susan Shelton, PA-C
Dawn Tanner, PA
Jenn Wallace, PNP-AC
Kimberly Woody, NP
Transplant Clinic Staff Ruth Basse, BSN, Res. RN, CPON, PON IV
Nancy Hollingsworth, BSN, RN PON II
Melissa Joyner, BSN, RN, PON II
Debra Irvin, Nursing Care Assistant
Clinical Pharmacists Shane Cross, PharmD
Hope Swanson, PharmD
Transplant Coordinators Kwan Gan, RN, CCRP, CHTC
Ali Keasler, RN, BSN
Katy O'Connor, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse Specialists JoBeth McBee, RN
Gina Norman, RN, MSN
Social Worker Dawn Dia 
Nurse Schedulers  Pam Harrison, RN
Angela Reed, RN
Clinical Nutritionist Terezie Mosby, EdD, RD, CSP, LDN, IBCLC
Child Life Specialists Ashley Carr
Jennifer Smith
Physical Therapy Janet Adams
Sherry Cook
Neuropsychologist  Kendra Parris, PhD 
Transplant Unit Director  Robin Mobley, RN, MSN, CNA 
Transplant Unit Manager  Margie Kjellin, RN
Transplant Nursing Education   Martha Gibson-Steed, RN
Transplant Quality Coordinator Cynthia Morris, MSN, RN
Transplant and Gene Therapy
Clinical Research Office
Pam Young, BS, CCRP, Director
Terry Arnold, BS, MT, ASCP, CCRP
Melanie Decker, BS
Nancy Hooper, MBA, MS, CCRP
Tiffany Johns, BA
Susan M. Jones, RN, BSN, CCRP
Richard Lovins, RN, BSN, CCRP
Sonja Meek, RN, CCRP
Melissa Parrish, RN, BSN, CCRP
Teri Smith, BS
Traci Stewart-Saltwell, RN, BSN
Marcia Summers, RN
Alicia Winfield
Human Applications Lab Ping Law, Director of Operations
Administrative Support Stephanie Ahlgrim
Ursula Leflore
Debi Rankin
Amy S. Prior
Statistician Guolian Kang, PhD