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​Transplant Assessment Office
Toronto General Hospital
Peter Munk Building, 12th floor


A Recipient Coordinator (Evaluation) is a Registered Nurse who guides potential transplant candidates through the transplant assessment process providing education and support until they have been approved for transplant. They will work closely with your referring centre to obtain all the required information for your transplant health file. A Recipient Coordinator (Listed) is a Registered Nurse who manages a transplant candidate’s file once your transplant assessment is completed and until you have your operation. They will work with your referring centre to get updates about any major changes in your health and to arrange updated testing, as needed, to make sure you are safe to proceed with your operation.



Afreen Ahmed  

Afreen Ahmed
RN, BScN, MN
Recipient Coordinator – Evaluation

Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6817
Email: Afreen.MahmoodaAhmed@uhn.ca​​​

Liss Lomas  

Liss Lomas
RN, BScN
Recipient Coordinator – Evaluation

Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 5148
Email: Liss.Lomas@uhn.ca​​​


Michael Garrels  

Michael Garrels
RN
Recipient Coordinator – Listed

Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 5889
Email: Michael.Garrels@uhn.ca​​

Bee-Jay Realubit  

Bee-Jay Realubit
RN, BNSc, MN
Recipient Coordinator – Listed

Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 8374
Email: BeeJay.Realubit@uhn.ca​​​




A Donor Coordinator is a Registered Nurse who guides living kidney donor candidates through the donor assessment process, donation surgery, and post-donation follow-up with our team. The Donor Coordinator will provide education about living donation and support the donor’s journey towards kidney donation.



Julie Cissell  

Julie Cissell
RN, BScN
Donor Coordinator

Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 4577
Email: Julie.Cissell@uhn.ca​​​

Melinda Schell  

Melinda Schell
RN, BScN, BSc
Donor Coordinator

Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 4489
Email: Melinda.Schell@uhn.ca​​​



Please contact your assigned coordinator directly to help us serve you better and avoid delays.
​Note: To maintain patient confidentiality the donor team cannot provide any specific information about recipient files nor can the recipient team respond to questions about donor files.



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