Faculty PhotoAdult and Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
Rebecca Ameduri, MD
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoDiagnosis, Treatment and Outcomes for Patients With Lymphoma
Veronika Bachanova, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoBlood/Marrow Transplantation (BMT): The Donor Selection Process
Claudio Brunstein, MD
Clinical Director
Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoPediatric Total Pancreatectomy With Islet Auto-Transplantation (TPIAT)
Srinath Chinnakotla, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of Transplant Surgery
Clinical Director of Pediatric Transplantation
Director of Living Liver Donor Program
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoNovel Uses of Cellular Therapies
Sarah Cooley, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Oncology Medical Informatics and Services
Associate Director, Cancer Experimental Therapeutics Initiative Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty Photo

Current Management of Cystic Fibrosis
Jordan Dunitz, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine;
Director, Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Center and Adult CF Program;
Medical Director, Center for Lung Science and Health Clinic
Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Faculty PhotoChallenges of Donor-Specific Anitbodies and Paired Exchange
Ty Dunn, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program
Surgical Director, Living Kidney Donor Program
Associate Surgical Director, Total Pancreatectomy/Islet Autotransplant Program
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 Focused Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Michelle James, MS, RN, CNS, CCTN, APRN-BC
Clinical Director, Transplant Services
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoEthics and Efficacy in Transplant
John R. Lake, MD
Executive Medical Director for Solid Organ Transplantation
Co-Director, Transplant Services
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoIncreased Donor Utilization Through Breathing Lung Transplantation Using the Organ Care System (OCS)
Gabriel Loor, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoAdult and Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease
Cindy M. Martin, MD
Co-Director, Adult Congenital and Cardiovascular Genetics Center
Director, Lillehei Heart Institute Stem Cell Flow Facility
Lillehei Heart Institute Endowed Scholar
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Division Heart Failure/Transplant
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoCurrent Management Options for Multiple Myeloma; Making Sense of Alphabet Soup
Brian McClune, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoBMT as a Treatment Option for Pediatric Niche Diseases
Paul Orchard, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Medical Director
Inherited Metabolic and Storage Disease Bone Marrow Transplantation Program
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty Photo“Don’t Rule Me Out”—Donor Availability
William D. Payne, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Vascular and Transplant Surgeon
Medical Director, LifeSource
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoEthics and Efficacy in Transplant
Timothy Pruett, MD
John S. Najarian Surgical Chair in Clinical Transplantation
Co-Director, Transplant Services
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoFocused Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Rebecca A. Stepan, MPH, RD, CPHQ, LSSBB
Director Quality, Regulatory and Clinical Research Practice
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoWhat’s New in the Treatment of Hepatitis C
Julie Thompson, MD
Assistant Professor, Hepatology
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty Photo

Challenges in the Care of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
Rade Tomic, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonologist, Critical Care Physician
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Faculty PhotoAcute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
Celalettin Ustun, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoUnrelated Cord Blood and Epidermolysis Bullosa as a Novel Therapeutic Application
John E. Wagner, MD
Professor and Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Department of Pediatrics
Scientific Director of Clinical Research, Stem Cell Institute
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Faculty PhotoTreatment and Management of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS): Strategies to Optimize Outcomes
Erica Warlick, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Conference Planning Committee

Course Directors

John R. Lake, MD
Executive Medical Director for Solid Organ Transplantation
Co-Director, Transplant Services
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Health

Timothy L. Pruett, MD
John S. Najarian Surgical Chair in Clinical Transplantation
Co-Director, Transplant Services
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Health

John E. Wagner, MD
Professor and Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Department of Pediatrics
Scientific Director of Clinical Research, Stem Cell Institute
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Minnesota Health

Daniel Weisdorf, MD
Chief, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
Director, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Health

Educational Content Planning

Melinda Arvold, BA
Outreach Manager, Oncology Service Line
Blood and Marrow Transplant
Urology and Surgical Services
University of Minnesota Health

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

(Dorothy) Gail Frankle, RN, DHA, CPTC
Senior Director
Adult and Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Services
Solid Organ Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Cindy Koslowski, CNP, MSN, BSN, RN
Outreach Manager, Pediatrics
UMN Health Masonic Children’s Hospital
University of Minnesota Health

Chris Martin, RPh
Manager, Specialty Pharmacy Transplant
University of Minnesota Health

Shari M. Miller, BA/SixSigma/Project Management Certifications
Outreach Manager, Solid Organ Transplantation
Neurosciences, Surgical Specialties, NICU
University of Minnesota Health

Leslie S. Parran, MS, RN, AOCN, NE-BC, BMTCN
Senior Director
Nursing and Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Affiliate Faculty, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
University of Minnesota Health

Administrative Planning

Sara Cerza, Office Manager
Solid Organ Transplantation
University of Minnesota Health