Meet Our Transplant Team

Meet the members of Baptist Memorial's transplant program team. Visit our Team Member Roles page to learn about the different roles our team members play in providing care for transplant program patients.

Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Jr.
Heart & Lung Transplant and VAD Program Surgical Director

Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Jr.Dr. Garrett is certified through the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of Vascular Surgery. Since joining his father in practice at Baptist-Memphis in early 1987, Dr. Garrett has been directly involved in more than 300 heart and lung transplant surgeries and their donor procurements, as well as the continued care and management of those recipients. He is well versed in all aspects of transplantation including immunosuppression and complications surrounding transplantation.

Dr. Todd Edwards
Heart Transplant & VAD Medical/Program Director

Dr. Todd EdwardsDr. Edwards is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Cardiovascular Disease, National Board of Echocardiography for Transthoracic and Transesophageal Adult Echocardiography, Board of Nuclear Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure / Transplant Cardiology. He has been closely associated with the Transplant and VAD program since 1993. He currently serves as the Medical and Program Director for the Heart Transplant and VAD program.

Dr. Sonny Golden
Lung Program Medical Director

Dr. Sonny GoldenDr. Golden is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as Critical Care Medicine with a subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Golden has been involved in the Lung Transplant program since its inception at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Units at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, a position he has served in since 1988. Dr. Golden also serves as the Medical Director of Respiratory and The Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis since 1999.

Renee Hatcher, RN, MSN, CCRN
Transplant Nurse Manager

Renee HatcherReneé has been involved with the care of thoracic transplant patients and VAD patients since she began her career in 1988. She is certified in critical care nursing and has served as the Transplant Nurse Manager since 1996. She is a member of American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Association for Transplant Administration and International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS).

Jane Thayer, DNP, ACNP
Transplant Nurse Practitioner/Transplant Clinic Manager

Jane ThayerDr. Thayer is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with 20 years' experience with Heart Failure and cardiovascular disease. She has been involved with the Baptist Thoracic Transplant Program and the Baptist Heart Failure Foundation since 2009. Jane is a member of The National Organization for Transplant Professionals (NATCO). She serves on the Advanced Practice Nurses Executive Council for the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) and on the Board of Directors for TNA District One.

Chandra Cantwell, RN, BSN, CCTC
Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Chandra CantwellChandra has been involved in the care of thoracic transplant patients since 1992 and has served as Clinical Transplant Coordinator at Baptist since 2002. She received her certification as a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator in 2005. Chandra is a member of AACN, ITNS and NATCO.

 

Denise DuVall-Seaman, RN, BSN, CCTC
Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Denise Duvall-SeamanDenise has been involved with the care of transplant patients since 1985 and has served as Clinical Transplant Coordinator at Baptist since 1989. She received her certification as a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator in 1991 and has served on the Certification Committee for six years. Denise is a member of NATCO and ITNS.

 

Amanda Lee, RN, BSN
Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Amanda LessAmanda has been involved in the care of thoracic transplant patients since 2001 and joined the team as Clinical Transplant Coordinator in June 2011.

 

 

 

Amanda Sesti, RN, BS
Clinical Transplant Coordinator

Amanda SestiAmanda has been involved in the care of thoracic transplant patients since 2005 and joined the team as Clinical Transplant Coordinator in November 2010.

 

 

 

Charles McDaniel, RN, BSN
VAD Coordinator

Charles McDanielCharles has been involved in the care of VAD patients since 1996 and has served as the VAD Coordinator since 2005. Charles is a member of The International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC).

 

 

Kevin Wilson, LCSW
Social Worker

Kevin WilsonKevin received his Masters in Social Work in 1999. He is certified through State of Tennessee as Licensed Certified Social Worker. Kevin has served as the Transplant Social Worker since 2000. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and The Society for Transplant Social Workers.

Catherine Norville, PT, DPT
Transplant Physical Therapist

Catherine NorvilleCatherine has been treating transplant patients since 2007. Catherine serves as the primary physical therapist for the Transplant and VAD patient population as well as a vital member of the Transplant Multi-Disciplinary Rounding Team.

 

 

Clark Benedetti, Pharm D
Pharmacist

Clark BenedettiClark received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2003 from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She completed a specialty residency in solid organ transplantation and immunology in 2004 at the University of Tennessee. She has been working at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis since August 2007 and has been the Transplant Pharmacy Specialist since March 2010. Her professional interests are in solid organ transplantation, infectious disease and nephrology.

Christy Fernandez, MS, RD, LDN
Transplant Dietician

Christy FernandezChristy is Licensed Dietician / Nutritionist. She began her career at Baptist in 2009 and joined the Transplant Team as the Transplant Dietician in 2010. Christy is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Memphis District Dietetic Association.

 

Kelli Jones, MHA
Cardiac Services Business Manager

Kellie JonesKelli has a nineteen year history in the nursing profession, has a Bachelor's of Science in Sociology and a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration. Kelli manages the transplant patient´s financial aspect of care.

 

 

Ed Amos
Psychologist

Ed AmosDr. Amos received his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1986. He has served as the Clinical Psychologist for the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Transplant Programs since 1992. All patients are evaluated by Dr. Amos during the evaluation phase of the Transplant episode. He also provides consultative services as indicated.

Contact Us

Baptist Transplant Program

Address
6025 Walnut Grove Rd.
Suite 207
Memphis, TN 38120

Phone
901-226-2000

FAX
901-226-2010
Attn: Transplant Services

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