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Finalists Announced for the Inaugural Transplant Angel Awards | American Transplant Foundation

American Transplant Foundation Announces

Inaugural Transplant Hero Awards – Finalists

Honoring Outstanding Medical Professionals in the Transplant Community

DENVER, May 19, 2014 – American Transplant Foundation announced today the finalists for the Inaugural Transplant Angel Awards, a national event recognizing transplant medical professionals for their outstanding personal and professional commitment to patient advocacy, support and empowerment that ultimately leads to a lifesaving transplant.

Awards will be granted for the top two finalists in following categories:

Category 1 Finalists (Transplant Coordinators)

Carmen Nolan, Living Donor Coordinator/Advocate, University Transplant Center, University of Texas at San Antonio Health Services

Diane Dovel, Transplant Coordinator, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Christine Fricke, Financial Coordinator, University of Michigan

Paula Bigwood, Transplant Coordinator, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Patricia McDonough, Living Donor Transplant Coordinator, Montefiore Hospital

Category 2 Finalists (Medical Professionals) Nominees are eligible, but not limited, to living donor advocates, surgeons, social workers, nephrologists, and dietitians.

Dr. John Powelson MD, Transplant Surgeon, Indiana University Health

Ray Gabel, Community & Professional Education Coordinator, St. Luke’s Hospital

Dr. Robert Montgomery, MD, Transplant Surgeon, John Hopkins Hospital

Dr. Hugo Rosen MD, FACP, Head, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Colorado Hospital

Susanne Hollister, Social Worker, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview

The Transplant Angel Awards will take place on July 15, 2014 at the closing ceremony of the Transplant Games of America in Houston, TX.  The awards will be presented by the Foundation and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Founding Sponsor of the awards.

Vote for finalists on the American Transplant Foundation Facebook page through Friday May 23, 2014:

via Finalists Announced for the Inaugural Transplant Angel Awards | American Transplant Foundation.

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