Christopher Wood

Director, Operations, Transplant Services
UPMC Transplantation Services
Christopher Wood

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.

Patient Group: Adult
Areas of Practice: Living Donation, Outreach, Post-transplant, Pre-Transplant

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