Heart Failure and Transplant Program Team

Group photo of the OHSU Knight Cancer Cardiovascular Institute Heart Failure and Transplant Team

The Heart Failure and Transplant Program at OHSU is made up of two multidisciplinary teams that provide the most innovative and compassionate care for patients with heart failure and those with advanced heart failure.


Cardiac Surgeons

Heart Transplant Coordinators

  • Ginger Hayley R.N., B.S.N., P.C.C.N.
  • Heather Miller-Webb R.N., B.S.N., C.P.T.C.
  • Tonja Spencer, R.N., B.S.N., M.P.H.

VAD Coordinators

  • Joshua Montgomery, R.N., B.S.N.
  • Amanda Thomas, R.N., B.S.N.
  • Jennifer Worth R.N., B.S.N.

Social Workers

  • Kaitlyn Jungblut, M.S.W.

Patient Services Representative

  • Yvonne Clark
  • Lynelle Hawkins


  • Savitha Chandra, M.S., R.D., C.D.E., L.D.
  • Jessie Pavlinac, M.S., R.D., C.S.R., L.D.

Transplant Pharmacists

  • Ali Olyaei, Pharm.D.

Heart failure nurses

  • Andrea Bottorff, R.N.
  • Beth Cloud, R.N.
  • Amy Corcoran, R.N.
  • Erin Knoll, R.N.
  • Amiee Maag, R.N.
  • Jayne Mitchell, A.N.P.-B.C., C.H.F.N.
  • Anthony Mulholland, R.N.
  • Meghan Saito, N.P.
  • Kimberly Smith, R.N.

Physician assistants

  • Emily Armstrong, P.A.
  • Cody Ballard, P.A.
  • Carmen Henderson, P.A.
  • Sabrina Nelson, P.A.
  • Trisha Thoms, P.A.

Social worker

  • Marie Weber, S.W.

Physical therapist

  • Ashley Larkin, P.T.


  • Jessica Chang, R.D.


  • Hongya Chen, Pharm.D. 
  • Bruce Warden, Pharm.D.
  • Alana Willman, Pharm.D.

Medical assistant

  • Sia Miller, M.A.