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The Alliance is proud of its dedicated “A-Team” of more than 175 professional volunteers, including healthcare, organ donation and transplantation professionals from diverse disciplines and levels of leadership. Together, they give their time, service and expertise to equip a modern profession of lifesavers.

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Transplant Advancement Series Faculty

Leading national experts in the field of transplantation work together to share their critical insights identifying critical topics impacting the donation and transplantation community. Each topic, developed for professionals across the donation and transplantation community is thoroughly explored in The Alliance Advancement Learning Series.

Current Members

Hannah Byford
Hannah Byford
Quality Asssurance Manager- Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation |Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Duggins Sarah
Sarah Duggins
Transplant Service Education Coordiantor |UNC Health
George Mazariegos
George Mazariegos
, MD
Professor of Surgery, Jamie Lee Curtis Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery Director, Pediatric Transplant Surgery |UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Edward Strouse
Edward Strouse
Director, Kidney Transplant Program |Crozer-Chester Medical Center
Maryanna Tosi
Maryanna Tosi
Registered Dietitian |NYU Langone Health
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Each month, hundreds of members of the donation and transplantation community – including administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals – participate in The Alliance’s Transplant Focused Advancement Series for engaged learning opportunities. The topics presented are cutting edge and address issues impacting the donation and transplantation community.

The Transplant Focused Advancement Series explores topics that most relevant to transplant programs and hospitals that care for donor patients.


The purpose of the Transplant Focused Advancement Series Faculty Workgroup is to ensure that the most current, evidence-based topics are selected for The Alliance webinars to be presented throughout the year. Additionally, the faculty selects content experts to present based on the topics identified. Lastly, the workgroup collaborates to identify strategies for increasing webinar participation.

These valuable webinars will ensure that healthcare professionals across the donation-transplantation continuum are equipped with best practices and strategies to effectively navigate their professional responsibilities.

The commitments of the faculty workgroups include:

  •  Serve a one-year term with the possibility of continuing for a second term.
  • Identify topics and potential speakers for the yearly webinar calendar
  • Serve as a moderator for a selected webinar.
  • Participate in quarterly, one-hour workgroup calls.
  • Attend the monthly webinars to assess and evaluate the efficacy and ongoing needs.
  • Actively communicate webinar opportunities to your colleagues and encourage organizational participation.


Applications for 2021 Transplant Focused Advancement Series Faculty are currently closed.

If you are interested in getting involved:

  • Please provide your email of interest to Deanna Fenton, Program Manager at dfenton@odt-alliance.org.
  • Be sure to include your professional bio and contact information.

Leadership and Support

The workgroup will be led and supported by The Alliance team.

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