Liver Transplant Nurse Coordinators
Erin Sexton, RN, BSN
Erin began working at the Transplant Institute as a liver transplant nurse coordinator in 2004. Prior to that, she was a nurse on the BIDMC inpatient Transplant Unit. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Salem State College.
"I love to work with the transplant population. It's amazing to see how after a transplant, patients are able to lead a normal life. It is great to work in the outpatient clinic so I am able to see this entire process from the beginning." -Erin
Kimberly C. Sullivan, RN, BSN, CCTC
Kim began working as a liver transplant coordinator in June 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1991 from Decker School of Nursing, State University of New York at Binghamton. Kim has extensive experience working as a professional nurse with pre- and postoperative patients with liver, kidney and pancreas disease. Prior to becoming a Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse Coordinator, she worked for 2.5 years as a nurse on the BIDMC inpatient Transplant Unit. Kim is a member of the North American Transplant Coordinator Organization and the International Transplant Nurses Society.
"There are many aspects of this role that I enjoy, but the one that gives me the most pleasure is seeing a patient who was quite ill pre-transplant recover, and become a new person post-transplant. I enjoy helping one take the sometimes-difficult steps to achieve this goal. I approach the art and science of nursing based on how I would like one of my family members treated if they were faced with a serious illness. My goal is to help the patient and their family feel more at ease about the whole transplant process, and to help them gain the knowledge necessary to achieve a positive experience." -Kim
Lauren Wedge, RN, BSN
Lauren began working as a liver transplant nurse coordinator in October 2007. Prior to that she worked as a nurse on Farr10, the BIDMC inpatient Transplant Unit. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
"I've always enjoyed working with the transplant population as a nurse on the inpatient floor. Now that I am working in the outpatient office, I get to see those same patients when they are well and recovered from their surgery. It's very gratifying to see people be able to restart their lives and go back to enjoying the things they did before they became sick. " -Lauren