Patricia Townsend Meador Ethics Grand Rounds - Nov 3

“The Ethical Quagmire of Donation After Circulatory Death”

Anji Wall, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Texas Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Chief of the Section of Surgical Development
Baylor University Medical Center
Department of General Surgery
Vice Chair of Research
Baylor Sammons Transplant Institute

Rachel Forbes, MD, MBA, FACS
Chief, Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Surgical Director of Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS, FCRS(glas)
Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Medical Director, Trauma ICU
Medical Director, Periop Quality Improvement
Director, Vanderbilt Multidisciplinary Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
Vice Chairman for Surgical Quality and Patient Safety

Seth J. Karp, MD
Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology
H. William Scott Jr. Chair in Surgery
Chair, Section of Surgical Sciences
Surgeon-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director, Vanderbilt Transplant Center

-  Brief history of DCD donation and ethical issues commonly discussed in the literature
-  Ethical analysis of DCD policy variability  
-  Consideration of palliative care as the point of introduction to DCD donation
-  Is first person authorization acceptable for DCD donation?

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
12 Noon ● Zoom Virtual Meeting…

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Sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society and VUMC Ethics Committee