Dr. Emily R. Perito is an associate professor at UCSF in the Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She cares for children with liver disease and liver transplant and does clinical research focused on improving long-term outcomes for these children. She is Associate Medical Director of UCSF’s Pediatric Liver Transplant Program and Vice-Chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing’s Pediatric Committee. In the Starzl Network, Dr. Perito has helped lead the Optimizing Immunosuppression Working Group and currently serves on the Steering Committee.
During this webinar, we will highlight three critical areas of Pediatric Liver Transplantation that also have an impact on all organ systems. First, we will discuss a minimally invasive approach to liver donation, the associated benefits, and the relevant challenges with respect to the recovery process. We will then explore learning health networks ability to engage the patient and family voice and the overall impact they can have on post-transplant care, quality improvement, and research. Finally, we will highlight the role of technology in facilitating patient education.