Joann Brooks

Clinical Nursing Director for Solid Organ
University of Michigan Transplant Center
Joann Brooks

Brief Bio

First started in Transplant in 2012 and fell in love with the work. Have held many positions from float coordinator to educator to current role of Nursing supervisor of adult and pediatric Liver and lung transplant and organ procurement team.

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


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

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

Our partners are the heart and soul of our organization. For more than 15 years, they have played a vital role providing quality education and programs to advance a shared mission.