Despite being born with the incurable genetic lung disease cystic fibrosis (CF), Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and her twin sister, Anabel Stenzel Byrnes, persevered to live rich lives and become advocates for organ donation and transplantation.
Fascinated by the complexity of drug regimens and the value they have for long-term success of organ transplantation, Rita Alloway, PharmD, FCCP, uses her pharmacology background in the transplantation field. “I still consider transplantation a modern-day miracle that is life-altering when it is successful,” says Dr. Alloway.
For Lindsay Ess, hands are a gift and something she feels truly blessed to have. She was part of the relatively new hand transplantation surgery (that only about 70 people around the world have received) to improve the quality of her life. Now, she continues to support organ transplantation community to offer this and other […]
“We have the ability to give the option of life to many people who are exceptionally sick and about to die,” says liver transplant researcher Sergio Duarte, PhD. “That is what I really like about my research — the ability to help and impact so many people.”
Jason Kilderry was an avid and passionate competitive runner in high school, but a polycystic kidney disease (PKD) diagnosis his freshman year of college brought an end to his racing days. “The most difficult part of the struggle with PKD was the impact it had on my abilities as an athlete,” says Jason. As the […]
For Natasha Rogers, MD, PhD, a career in research wasn’t the first thing on her mind when she started medical school in her home country of Australia. After trying internal medicine and then nephrology, a specialty that focuses primarily on the kidneys, Dr. Rogers discovered a love of research. Today, she’s a researcher at the […]
Passionate about pulmonary rehabilitation and exercise strategies, researcher Dr. Dmitry Rozenberg, combines both interests in an emerging field in transplantation. Aiming to enhance physical functional ability and the quality of life for lung transplant candidates through his research, Dr. Rozenberg focuses on the significant impairments in skeletal muscle mass, strength, and function — all individual […]
Twenty years ago, Reg Green and his family headed to Italy for a vacation that sadly ended in tragedy. Late one night, Reg’s wife, Maggie, and their two young children, 7-year-old Nicholas and 4-year-old Eleanor, fell asleep as Reg drove back to their hotel. Suddenly, a car began to tail the Greens’ rental car. The car was […]
Kanishka Mohib, PhD, is passionate about transplantation. “Transplantation provides a cure,” he says. “When someone gets a transplanted heart, liver or kidney, you’re giving them life. You’re giving them a cure. Few fields can say that they have that kind of impact on patients.” As a researcher, Dr. Mohib spends a considerable amount of time […]
Linda Ohler, MSN, RN, CCTC, FAAN, fell into transplantation by chance. “I started my career as a nurse in the intensive care unit, then in the cardiovascular ICU,” she says. “I was teaching in the cardiovascular nursing graduate program at Catholic University and two of my students who were sharing a transplant coordinator job were […]