Dr. Schroder attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed both his general surgery and thoracic & cardiovascular surgery residencies at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He is now an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He is the surgical director of their Heart Transplantation program and the Co-director of their Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit. He is the Principal Site Investigator for the TransMedics sponsored Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of The Portable Organ Care System (OCS™) Heart for Resuscitation, Preservation and Assessment of Hearts From Donors After Circulatory Death (DCD Heart Trial) where they were the first transplant program in the US to utilize the TransMedics Organ Care System to perform a DCD Heart Transplant in December of 2019.
With the volume of patients in need of a heart transplant continuing to rise above the number of available brain-dead donors, an expansion of the donor pool is needed. During this webinar, we will hear from two centers working to do just that. We’ll discuss two methodologies being employed for utilization of DCD (Donation after Circulatory Death) donors and the impact it’s having on the ability to offer life-saving transplants to those in need.