Joann Brooks

Nursing Supervisor Liver and lung transplant programs and organ procurement team
University of Michigan Transplant Center
Joann Brooks

Brief Bio

Joann has worked in healthcare for over 30 years the last 13 being in transplant. She has held various roles in transplant from float coordinator, Education coordinator and Nursing Director. She is currently the Nursing Supervisor for the Liver and lung transplant programs and the Organ Procurement team at the University of Michigan Transplant Center. Joann is involved with the Alliance serving on the Transplant Leadership Council and several workgroups.

Primary Patient Group Both

Primary Areas of Expertise All areas of practice

Primary Organs of Expertise Thoracic Organs (Heart and Lung)

Patient Group: Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal
Areas of Practice: Living Donation, Outreach, Post-transplant, Pre-Transplant, Procurement

Testimonial I love the passion that everyone involved with the Alliance has for transplantation and making sure everyone in the transplant world has the most current and up to date information/skills/knowledge to further improve opportunities for transplant.

Alliance Presentations


Operationalizing In-House Call Teams: Strategies to Increase Efficiency, Compliance, and Patient Access

Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 3:00pm

Staff management has been a significant challenge for transplant centers nationwide. As the demand for transplants grows, how are these centers addressing the increasing workload with either the same number of staff or, in many instances, fewer resources? During this session, we will discuss the pros and cons of developing and managing an in-house call team. Our panel will share insights into key considerations for successful program development, including strategies to enhance efficiency, staff/faculty satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and patient access to donor organs.

TEAM Together We Can Achieve More

Maximizing Clinical Productivity by Improving Community Collaboration

Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 3:00pm

Historically transplant centers and OPOs have had a tumultuous relationship working against each other instead of towards to same common goal of getting patients off the transplant list and supporting donor families. This talk will discuss this relationship as well as proven strategies to help improve communication, collaboration, and collegiality. In the past two years Cedars Sinai and Lifesharing have actively worked on their collaboration, which has resulted in numerous successes that would have been impossible without being aware of each other’s needs.

Lifelong Networks

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