Program Team

The Program team is composed of experienced multidisciplinary transplant professionals who are accomplished in clinical research, outcome studies and transplant management.
Director
Akinlolu O. Ojo, MD, PhD
Associate Vice President for Clinical Research
and Global Health Initiatives
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Tucson, AZ
Deputy Director
Robert M. Merion, MD
President
Arbor Research Collaborative For Health
Ann Arbor, MI
Research Scientist
Barry A. Hong, PhD, FAACP
Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Program Evaluation Specialist
Amit Mathur, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery at Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona
Manager
Kimberly A. Gifford, MBA
Executive Director/CEO
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Arlington, VA
Coordinator
Holly Warren, RN, BA, CPTC
Program Coordinator
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Arlington, VA
Assistant Coordinator
Iby A. Diaz, JD, BsEd
Assistant Program Coordinator
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Arlington, VA
Assistant
Marie-Claire Walters
Program Assistant
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Arlington, VA
Patient Testimonials
Learn what you need to know before applying for NLDAC assistance by reading our Program Snapshot
Organ Donor
University of Arizona
ASTS
Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
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