Michael has been in healthcare a registered nurse for over 25 years with a focus and passion for critical care, solid organ donation, allocation and transplantation. He has vested his career in the field of donation and transplantation and have taken on various roles in the arena. During his bedside nursing days, he worked in multiple critical care units all over California including the Bone Marrow Transplant unit at USC Norris and the USC University ICU crew caring for heart and lung transplant recipients, before exploring travel nursing opportunities in Southern and Northern California. He moved back to Los Angeles in 2009 and joined OneLegacy as a Procurement Transplant Coordinator and Organ Team lead where he helped manage organ donors, provided hospital and community education, facilitated matching and organ allocation while providing support to donor families. He then rejoined the USC Transplant Institute leadership team in 2017 where he currently serves as the Clinical Program Manager and lead coordinator for Lung Transplant and Pulmonary Hypertension.
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