Two-time liver transplant patient pays it forward

Conor Rock

Conor Rock was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis when he was 9, then primary sclerosing cholangitis at 12. In 2012, Conor received his first transplant via donation from a family friend. "We knew very quickly that the liver wasn't going to last because of a bile duct leak," he said. In early 2014, Conor transferred his care to The University of Kansas Health System where he was listed for his second liver transplant.

Liver Transplant Team

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Liver transplant surgeons

Timothy Schmitt, MD
Bartholomew Kane, MD, PhD
Sean Kumer, MD, PhD
Atta Nawabi, MD
Mark Reintjes, MD

Transplant hepatologists

Ryan Taylor, MD
Winston Dunn, MD
Beth Floyd, MD
Jennifer Haglund, MD
Thomas Leventhal, MD
Jody Olson, MD
Mojtaba Olyaee, MD
Steven Weinman, MD, PhD


Liver transplant nurse practitioners

Stephanie Brokaw, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Ashley Goff, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Michelle Gulbrandson, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Melissa Laycock, APRN
Cherie Morley, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Josh Pingleton, APRN, NP-C
Krystal Rees, MSN, APRN, NP-C
Nancy Todd, APRN, NP-C, CGRN, C

Psychiatrists and psychologists

Angela Mayorga May, MD
Jessica Hamilton, PhD
Amanda Klass, DO
Liver transplant administrator

Scott Wansley, director
Social worker

Kellie Elliott, LMSW

Liver transplant coordinators

Pretransplant coordinators

Rachael Beltran, BSN, RN
Sara Fohn, BSN, RN
Ashley Holmes, BSN, RN
Craig Sherman, BSN, RN
Stephanie Vieux, BSN, RN

Posttransplant coordinators

Indira Baker, MSN, RN
Jennifer Brown, BSN, RN
Rachael Harmon, BSN, RN
Michelle Herren, BSN, RN
Mike Morgan, BSN, RN
Shawna Schafer, BSN, RN
Brent True, BSN, RN


Amy Kennett, MS, RD, LD
Inpatient transplant coordinators

Megan Navis, BSN, RN
Samantha Lange, BSN, RN

Nina Joiner, PharmD
Nathan Oliver, PharmD, BCPS
Valerie Tollman, PharmD
Anh Vu, PharmD, BCPS
Jessica Werth, PharmD, BCPS