Doug Butler

Chief Operating Officer
Southwest Transplant Alliance

Brief Bio

As Vice President of Clinical Operations, Doug Butler is responsible for all clinical operations at STA, including organ and tissue recovery services and the donor services center. He provides leadership in these areas with a goal of achieving excellence and continuous improvement to save and enhance more lives.

With more than 13 years of experience in the organ procurement community, Doug brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to STA. Prior to joining STA, Doug served in various clinical and management roles at Gift of Life Michigan, including his most recent position as Director of Hospital and Family Services. His passion is maximizing donation through quality systems and effective leadership, while providing the best possible care for our donor families, patients, partners and our STA team.

He earned a Bachelor of Health Services Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Baker College in Flint, Michigan. He is also a registered nurse and a certified procurement transplant coordinator. Doug also serves on many committees and a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, NATCO and The Alliance.

Alliance Presentations

NRP Surgery

Collaborative Innovations in Organ Procurement: A Deep Dive into NRP Implementation – What Have We Learned?

Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 3:00pm

Normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) is an innovative approach to maintaining organ viability following the determination of circulatory death (DCD). The comprehensive and collaborative approach required to facilitate an NRP recovery has increased organ utilization while reducing waitlist deaths. In this session, we will be joined by leaders in the community who will share their respective journeys to NRP implementation in partnership with their local OPO or receiving Transplant Center(s). Methods on how to engage key stakeholders will be shared along with examples of how to overcome potential barriers, resulting in more lives saved through this increasingly prevalent method of procurement.

Lifelong Networks

Our partners are the heart and soul of our organization. For more than 15 years, they have played a vital role providing quality education and programs to advance a shared mission.