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Christopher Wood

Director, Operations
UPMC Transplantation Services
Christopher Wood
Patient Group: Adult
Areas of Practice: Living Donation, Outreach, Post-transplant, Pre-Transplant

Brief Bio

Chris has spent over 20 years working in healthcare. During the first 10 years of his career, he worked in the decision support department for various health systems in NJ and PA performing cost accounting and financial analysis. Beginning in 2010, Chris began working at UPMC in transplant. During his time at UPMC, Chris has helped plan and implement multiple satellite clinics for UPMC’s flagship transplant program at UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital. One of the initial satellite clinics was so successful that it turned into what is now the kidney transplant program at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.

Chris works to continuously find cost savings throughout UPMC’s transplant programs. He presented a poster on one initiative at the 2019 Transplant Management Forum and won first place in the Finance category. Chris also manages the Transplant Guardian Angel program at UPMC Presbyterian which hires college students preparing for careers in healthcare to greet transplant recipients and their caregivers when they arrive at the hospital for transplant.

Chris splits his time between the three transplant programs of UPMC in western PA: UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, UPMC Hamot and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Alliance Involvement

Years Involved: 2

Past Involvement: National Transplantation Leadership Council, Workgroup - Transplantation Executive Insights
Current Involvement: National Transplantation Leadership Council, Advancement Series - Transplantation Focus Faculty Workgroup, Workgroup - Transplantation Executive Insights

Alliance Presentations

Consultation Of Young Male Patient On Reception For Psychologist. Family Problems

The Living Donor: Making the Process Transparent, Efficient and Safe

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 3:00pm

Transplants coordinated through living donation help to reduce the overall time spent on a transplant waiting list for patients awaiting a life-saving organ. During this webinar, we will be joined by Amit D. Tevar, MD, a transplant surgeon from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Diana Manucci, an Independent Living Donor Advocate, who will discuss the process of living donation from referral to long term post-operative care. Specific attention will be focused on ethics, behavioral and social evaluation/requirements as well as the role of the Independent Living Donor Advocate.

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