Doug Butler has accepted the position of Vice President of Clinical Operations at Southwest Transplant Alliance in Dallas, Texas. Doug previously was the Director of Hospital and Family Services at Gift of Life Michigan and served in a variety of other clinical roles with the organ procurement organization over the last 13 years. Doug is a Registered Nurse and also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration along with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He serves on multiple national committees, Six Sigma Green Belt trained, and a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator.
Seth Narins, MD, PhD, has accepted a transplant surgery position at Hackensack Meridian Health in Hackensack, New Jersey. Previously, Dr. Narins was a transplant surgeon with Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard University and received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency from Drexel College of Medicine and University of Utah Health Sciences. Dr. Narins has published extensively and has a clinical interest in immunosuppression optimization, post-transplant infections and living donor surgery.
Ronald Pelletier, MD, has been named Director of Transplantation at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Previously, Dr. Pelletier was Director of Kidney Transplantation at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency and transplant surgery fellowship from Ohio State University. Dr. Pelletier has published extensively and has a clinical interest in immune tolerance and research interest in chronic rejection.
Marguerite Brown, BSN, MSN, has been named Director of Transplant Services at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Marguerite has over thirty years experience in the field of transplantation and has served in a variety of roles including the direct care of patients, procurement of donor organs and administrative responsibilities as a director for transplant services in multi-organ programs located in academic hospital settings. Most recently, she has provided interim transplant management services and has been a quality consultant for centers engaged in systems improvement agreements with CMS. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Columbia University and her Master’s degree as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist at University of California San Francisco. She is an accomplished author having published articles and book chapters on transplant quality, organ donor management and procurement of the heart and lungs.