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* The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network have elected 19 members to its 2003-2004 Board of Directors. They include: President - Russell H. Wiesner, MD, professor of medicine, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; Vice President/President Elect --Robert A. Metzger, MD, medical director of TransLife, Orlando, FL; Treasurer - Dean F. Kappel, MSW, president and chief executive officer of Mid-America Transplant Services in St. Louis, MO; Immediate Past President - Clyde F. Barker, MD, professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; Region 2 Councillor - Andrew S. Klein, MD, professor of surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and chief, division of transplantation, department of surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Region 3 Councillor - Shirley D. Schlessinger, MD, associate professor of medicine, division of nephrology, University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson; Region 7 Councillor - Christopher P. Johnson, MD, professor of surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Region 8 Councillor - Cass Franklin, MD, director, Central Iowa Transplant Association and kidney programs at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines; Region 10 Councillor - Mark D. Pescovitz, MD, director, division of organ transplant and professor of surgery and microbiology/immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis; Region 11 Councillor - P.R. Rajagopalan, MD, professor of surgery, division of transplantation, department of surgery, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston; Transplant Recipient/Living Donor/Donor Family Representatives: The Hon. Antonio Benedi, liver recipient and president, Globus Partners in Washington, D.C.; Richard J. DeSanto, MA, donor family member and chief executive officer, Andrews Behavior Health Center, Tyler, TX; Donna L. Luebke, RN, MSN, living kidney donor and a certified nurse practitioner, Heart and Vascular Center at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Margaret J. Schaeffer, RN, donor family member and a nurse, intensive care unit, St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, VA; Judy J. Tisdale, PhD, kidney recipient and adjunct assistant professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Histocompatibility Representative - Sandra Rosen-Bronson, PhD, director, histocompatibility lab, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.; Minority Transplant Professional Representative - Jackie L. Johnson, MSW, medical social worker, liver transplant program, the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; OPO Representative --Helen W. Leslie, RN, senior vice president for transplant services and Executive Director, LifeNet, Virginia Beach, VA; and Transplant Coordinator Representative - Nancy L. Senst, RN, special projects manager/clinical hospital services specialist, LifeSource, Minneapolis, MN.
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 28, 2003
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