What is your job title?
Lung Transplant Coordinator
What is your job?
I manage the post-lung transplant population from Day 1 of transplant thru life. I am the primary inpatient coordinator, and coordinate the inpatient care of all post lung transplant patients from admission to discharge, including follow-up care.
When did you start working at Johns Hopkins?
I started at Hopkins in 1998 in the CSICU as a Clinical Technician. I left Hopkins between 2006 and 2010, but returned as a lung transplant coordinate in 2010.
When did you start working in transplantation?
Why do you work with transplant patients?
I enjoy the holistic approach to transplant coordination. We deal with all aspects of the patients care; medical, psycho-social. It is a long-term partnership, where you get to know the fine details of your patients and as a nurse you impact their care and outcomes significantly, which is very rewarding.
What is your education?
I have an Associate of Applied Science degree from Cecil Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Drexel University.
What else do you want people to know about you?
What have you published?
Early outcomes using alemtuzumab induction in lung transplantation
Keetie C.J. van Loenhout, Soleyah C. Groves, marek Galazka, Brian Sherman, Edward Britt, Jose Garcia, Bartley Griffith, and Aldo Iacono
Interact CardioVasc Thorac Surg 2010:10:190-194; originally published online Nov25, 2009: DOI: 10.1510/icvts.2009.213892
403: Preservation of Pulmonary Function by Inhaled Cyclosporine in Lung Transplant Recipients
M. Galazka, S. Groves, T. Corcoran, B. Johnson, A Suffredini, E. Britt, B. Sherman et.al.
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation Vol 27, Issue 2 Supplement 1 February 2008, Page S206
Program/Abstract Issue, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 28th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions