Coronavirus update

Thank you for entrusting us with your health care. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be feeling about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). With your care and safety in mind, we are changing how we provide some services.

Your health and safety are our top priorities, today and every day. We are here to provide you with the care and support you need. We encourage you to stay informed about how to stay healthy and to learn what steps to take if you think you have COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on Allina Health's coronavirus response, and the information you need to stay healthy, learn more here.

Care team


Mark J Hill, MD,PhD  
Kidney Transplant Surgical Director

Arthur L Ney, MD

Chad J Richardson,MD 

Paul Stahler, MD 


Thomas D Davin,MD  
Kidney Transplant Medical Director

Andrew Esten, MD 

James P Gitter,MD 

Christopher W Hall,DO 

Michael J Legris,MD 

Maxwell Leither, MD

Kimberlee A Thielen,MD

Nurse practitioners

Ellen Bernardson, RN, CCTC, MA, CNP
Adult Nurse Practitioner 

Kidney transplant coordinators

Julie Berken, RN, BSN, CCTC 
Post-Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Susanna Gust, RN, BSN 
Living Kidney Donor Transplant Coordinator

Janet Anderson, RN, CCTC 
Pre-Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Diane Wychor, RN, CCTC 
Pre-Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Michelle Moen, RN, MSN 
Pre-Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Genna Roceck, RN  
Pre-Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Kris Prikl, RN 
Kidney Transplant Clinic Staff

Sherry Niesen, RN 
Post-Kidney Transplant Coordinator

Peter Kapinos, RN, BSN 
Post-Kidney Transplant Coordinator