Paul Myoung

Executive Director, Transplant Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Paul Myoung

Brief Bio

Paul currently serves as the Senior Administrative Director of the Transplant Center, Division of Transplant Surgery, and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA. The MGH Transplant Center is the largest center in New England by total transplant volume, and the only center to offer the full range of services in kidney, pancreas, Islet cell, liver, heart, and lung transplants, including pediatric kidney and liver transplants. In close collaboration with key clinical leaders Paul is administratively responsible for the transplant service line, including hospital and ambulatory operations, finances, regulatory compliance, clinical research, business development, and overall strategic direction for the transplant service line. Paul is also the Chair of the MGH Organ and Tissue Donation Committee, a member of the MGH Ethics Committee, and serves as the Region 1 Representative on the OPTN/UNOS Transplant Administrators Committee.

Paul received his Masters in Healthcare Administration from University of Washington and his B.A. in Economics from New York University. He is also a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB).

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

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Alliance Presentations

OrganTransport AS 351553303

Organ Transportation Logistical Challenges

Thursday, December 01, 2022, at 2:00pm

The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.

The Alliance is not an advocacy organization and always intends to maintain an objective and unbiased perspective.

Sessions are designed to be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: Donated organs that require long-distance transport should arrive at the precise time and be just as viable as those donated locally. There is little room for error when transporting organs. However, with the increasing shortage of ground transportation, aircraft, staffing, and the growth and utilization of perfusion devices, transplant centers and organ procurement organizations (OPOS) are struggling to manage the matching and transport of vital organs to prevent delays, organ loses and the rising costs of transportation.

In this discussion session, our panelists will share their experiences with logistical challenges, mitigating rising transport costs and financial implications, and perfusion device transportation hurdles.

By sharing experiences and possible solutions, we aim to assist in developing practices to alleviate the more persistent struggles.

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