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Who are the members of an organ transplant surgery team?

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Of course, you'll have your transplant surgeon and transplant doctor. Other team members typically can include:

  • The transplant coordinator
  • An intensive care or critical care specialist
  • An infectious disease doctor
  • Nurses
  • A pharmacist
  • A dietitian
  • A physical therapist
  • An occupational therapist
  • A psychiatrist or psychologist
  • A social worker
  • A financial coordinator

SOURCES: 

Marwan Abouljoud, director, Transplant Institute, Henry Ford Hospital System, Detroit.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Transplant Team."

Penelope Loughhead, LMSW, transplant social worker, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston.

Diane Kasper, RN, heart transplant coordinator, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix.

United Network for Organ Sharing.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 20, 2019

SOURCES: 

Marwan Abouljoud, director, Transplant Institute, Henry Ford Hospital System, Detroit.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Transplant Team."

Penelope Loughhead, LMSW, transplant social worker, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston.

Diane Kasper, RN, heart transplant coordinator, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix.

United Network for Organ Sharing.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on August 20, 2019

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