Currently the Lead Transplant Organ Procurement Coordinator at UChicago Medicine with a specialty in thoracic organ procurement. Primary focuses in pre-transplant, organ allocation/ acceptance, organ recovery, organ perfusion, DBD and DCD donation, and Ex-vivo perfusion. Prior to joining UChicago Medicine worked as a senior organ recovery coordinator for Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network. Possesses 23 years of combined donation/transplantation experience thus far. Has served on numerous national advisory boards and councils from organizations outside of The Alliance such as OPTN/UNOS, NATCO, and Donate Life America.
Area(s) of FocusPre-Transplant, Organ Allocation Acceptance, Peri-op, Organ Recovery, Organ Perfusion, DCD Recovery, Ex-vivo
Outside of the living body. Refers to a medical procedure in which an organ, cells, or tissue are taken from a body for a treatment or procedure, and then returned to a living body
A person from whom at least one organ was recovered with the intent to transplant, regardless of whether the organ was transplanted
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