Louay Al Hatem, MD is the Medical Director at LAORA. Dr. Hatem graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Damascus, Syria, in 2001. He completed a master’s degree in Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Management in 2008. Since then, he has performed hundreds of open-heart surgeries. Dr. Al Hatem joined LAORA in 2015, first as surgical coordinator, and in April 2018, as organ recovery surgeon. In August 2020, he was promoted to the position of Medical Director. Dr. Louay Al Hatem is an enthusiastic, humble, honest, and honorable person, eager to contribute to team success through his arduous work, attention to details, and continuous learning.
With the number of pediatric patients on the transplant waitlist rising, there is a critical need to expand the donor pool. As a result, Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD) has become a focus within the donation-transplantation community as a means of accomplishing just that. In this webinar, we will highlight effective practices for facilitating DCDD cases with potential pediatric donors. Additionally, we will hear from two transplant centers as they share their experiences with kidney utilization, liver transplantation, and waitlist mortality in pediatrics.