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Cesar Keller is a Medical Director, a Professor of Medicine, and a consultant with the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida. He received his Medical Degree at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and received his residency at Roosevelt Hospital, the Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center, and the State University of New York. Doctor Keller has been listed in Best Doctors® in America for twelve Consecutive Years. In addition to receiving numerous teaching awards, he has received the Distinguished Mayo Clinician Award and the 2010 Brewer Family Career Development Award. Dr. Keller has also published over 75 medical publications.
Martin R. Zamora, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, at the University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado. He is the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation, at the University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver. Dr. Zamora has been a member of the American Society of Transplantation Thoracic Committee, a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing Board of Directors, the UNOS Thoracic Committee and Chaired the Lung Allocation Subcommittee and was involved in the development and implementation of the Lung Allocation System. He is a member of several other professional societies. He is the author of several book chapters and over 150 articles and abstracts published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Zamora has been an NIH funded researcher, has been the principal investigator of multiple industry sponsored studies, and has been awarded many honors, including most recently the America's Top Doctors Award in 2009 and the Best Doctors in America Award for 2009-2010. His research interests include mechanisms of transplant rejection and the role of viral infections in lung transplant outcomes and the prevention and management of cytomegalovirus infection following solid organ transplantation.
Robert “Sandy” Sandhaus graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania with a degree in molecular biology. He then received a PhD in cell biology and an MD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He was then appointed to the UCSF medical faculty and subsequently joined the medical faulty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1981 where he founded the Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Program at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver and remains its director. His research throughout his academic career has centered on the role of white blood cell enzymes in the prevention and promotion of lung disease. This work led to a special clinical interest in patients with the genetic deficiency of alpha-1 antitrypsin. In addition to his ongoing academic career. Dr. Sandhaus briefly left medical practice to work in research and development in the biopharmaceutical industry. He ran clinical development programs at Cortech, NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, and Gilead Sciences. Dr. Sandhaus has served on the Boards of Directors of the Alpha-1 Association, the Alpha-1 Foundation, AlphaNet, and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. For the past five years, he has been the Executive Vice President and Medical Director of AlphaNet and the Clinical Director of the Alpha-1 Foundation. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. He lives in Bow Mar, Colorado.
Jorge Lascano, MD, is the Assistant Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center at the University of Florida's Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. His clinical research interests include Alpha-1, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis and Non-CF Brochiectasis. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Gordon Collett has a Master of Science degree from Oregon State University in Computer Science. He is presently a website designer for his own consulting firm. He comes from a family of three brothers and one sister. One of his brothers died from Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency complications, which prompted Gordon to be checked for it. Gordon was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in September of 2007. He received a liver transplant in February of 2008 which has cured his Alpha-1 problem. He is happily married, healthy and well.
Timothy Whelan is Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director for lung transplantation at the Medical University of South Carolina. He relocated to South Carolina in 2010 to restart the lung transplant program at the Medical University and prior to this he was an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota where he was a member of the lung transplant program for 7 years. He is an active member of the Thoracic Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing and has an active interest in the management of patients with advanced lung diseases as well as the management of the potential organ donor. In addition to his role as the medical director for lung transplantation he is also the Associate Medical Director for the organ recovery division of LifePoint, Inc. He also currently collaborates with his colleagues at MUSC on research protocols for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Julie Heimbach is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, attended Medical School at the University of Minnesota and completed her surgical residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Heimbach completed her transplantation Surgery Fellowship training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and then was subsequently hired on staff. Major research interests include living donor transplantation, cholangiocarcinoma, and issues of obesity and transplantation. Dr. Heimbach currently serves on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Liver Intestine Committee and has a s
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