Jeff Lysne earned his Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology from the University of Iowa, and his Master of Science in Biomedical Science from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Jeff joined the Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplant team in 2017, and currently is Lead Organ Procurement Specialist, where he is responsible for managing and optimizing lung transplant donors and coordinating and attending lung procurements. He also has responsibilities in lung transplant quality and regulatory data management. Having previously worked at the organ procurement organization of Illinois, Gift of Hope, he has extensive experience on both the donation and recipient side of organ transplant.
While the effect on those who have been infected with the COVID-19 has been varied, some patients have experienced devastating consequences. This predominantly respiratory virus has lead in some to pulmonary fibrosis, which has been so severe that Lung Transplantation has been the only option to allow patients the possibility of recovery. This Webinar will present an overview of COVID-19 and a case study of a patient who required lung transplantation for COVID-19 associated pulmonary fibrosis. The expert panel will discuss patient selection and evaluation, psychosocial implications of transplantation and the intense post-transplant care that the patient requires.