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Brigitte Sullivan, M.B.A.

Brigitte Sullivan

What is your job title?

Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center

What is your job?

I provide leadership of the Transplant Center, a centralized infrastructure inclusive of the heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas, and vascular composite allograft transplantation programs. I am responsible for a broad range of operational and financial functions including administrative operations, financial management, strategic planning and business development, regulatory compliance, outreach and education, quality improvement initiatives, and supervision of clinical and administrative personnel.

When did you start working at Johns Hopkins?

1995

When did you start working in transplantation?

2000

What is your education?

I have a Master in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.

What else do you want people to know about you?

  • Transplant Management Group, Sr. Consultant, May 2005 - present
  • United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Kidney Paired Exchange Subcommittee Member, March 2005
  • Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) Organ and Transplant Collaborative Team Member, September 2005 - present
  • UNOS Transplant Administrator Committee, Region 2 Representative, May 2002 – June 2005
  • UNOS Staffing Committee, Chair, July 2004 – June 2005
  • Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition, Representative, March 2001 – present
  • Member and Volunteer, Friends of Patterson Park, Baltimore, MD, March 2001 – present
  • Lieutenant, Army National Guard, Aviation and Military Intelligence, March 1994 – September 1998

What have you published?

Impact of the lung allocation score on resource utilization after lung transplantation in the United States, Journal of Heart Lung Transplant, 30(1):14-21, January 2011

The Economic Impact of Improving Outcomes, Instructor/Speaker, The Practice of Transplant Administration Workshop, September, 2009.

Managing Innovation in Transplantation, Instructor/Speaker, The Practice of Transplant Administration Workshop, September, 2008.

Surgical Ventricular Restoration Versus Cardiac Transplantation: A Comparison of Cost, Outcomes, and Survival, Journal of Cardiac Failure, Volume 14, Issue 7, Pages 547-554, December 2008.

CMS Transplant Conditions of Participation: Managing Regulatory Compliance, Instructor/Speaker, The Practice of Transplant Administration Workshop, September, 2007.

The Economics of Kidney Paired Donation, Vanderbilt MBA Course Invited Speaker, December 2007.

Extended Organ Cost Implications, Breakout Session, 15th Annual UNOS Management Forum, April 2007.

Reimbursement for Organ Acquisition Costs, Plenary Presentation, 14th Annual UNOS Management Forum, April 2006.

Organ Acquisition Rates: A National Comparison, Winning Abstract, 14th Annual UNOS Management Forum, April 2006.

The Coordinated and Productive Management of the Donor Billing Process, Winning Abstract, 14th Annual UNOS Management Forum, April 2006.

Increasing Transplant Volume Through Better Utilization of Existing Deceased Donors, Abstract selected for poster presentation, 14th Annual UNOS Management Forum, April 2006.

The Impact of Surgeon Acceptance Patterns on Deceased Donor Transplant Volumes, Abstract selected for poster presentation, 14th Annual UNOS Management Forum, April 2006.

Overview of the 2004 UNOS Staffing Survey Results, Presentation, 13th Annual UNOS Management Forum, April 2005.

Clinical Results From Transplanting Incompatible Live Kidney Donor/Recipient Pairs Using Kidney Paired Donation, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2005; 294: 1655-1663.

Kidney Paired Donation and Optimizing the Use of Live Donor Organs, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 2005; 293: 1883-1890.

Administrative and Financial Considerations with Paired Exchange, Presentation and workgroup leader, Live Donor Paired Kidney Donation National Consensus Meeting, March 2005.

Operations: The Business of Non-Directed Donation, Presentation and workgroup leader, National Non-Directed Donor Symposium, October 2004.

Medicare Kidney Transplant and Organ Acquisition Reimbursement Economics: A Five Year Trend Review, Abstract selected for oral presentation, American Transplant Congress, May 2004.

Transplantation Business Planning, Presentation, 12th Annual UNOS Management Forum, May 2004.

An Outpatient Renal Clinic Model Designed to Improve Patient Flow-through, Winning Abstract, 12th Annual UNOS Management Forum, May 2004.

A Comprehensive Process for Evaluating and Selecting a Transplant Information System, Abstract selected for poster presentation, 12th Annual UNOS Management Forum, May 2004.

Racial Comparisons of Health Care and Glycemic Control for African American and White Diabetic Adults in an Urban Managed Care Organization, Data Analysis Acknowledgement, Disease Management 2004; 7: 1: 25-34.

Financial Issues Surrounding IVIG and Plasmapheresis Clinical Transplantation, Presentation and Instructor, Johns Hopkins Continuing Medical Education Course, March 2004.

InKTP Program – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Renal Transplantation, ASHI Quarterly 2003: 4: 158-160.

Reimbursement Strategies for Solid Organ Transplantation, Presentation, 2003 IGIV Multidisciplinary Advisory Board Meeting, September 2003.

Educational Newsletter for Pre and Post Transplant Patients Boosts Outcomes; Volunteer Involvement Ensures Credibility, Abstract selected for poster presentation, 11th Annual UNOS management Forum, May 2003.

Utility of Intravenous Immune Globulin in Kidney Transplantation: Efficacy, Safety, and Cost Implications, Data Analysis Acknowledgement, American Journal of Transplantation 2003; 3: 653–664.

Measuring the Costs, Dedicating the Resources: Transplanting the Highly Sensitized Patient, Presentation, 11th Annual UNOS Management Forum, May 2003.

Unbridled Growth in Organ Transplantation: Easing the Pressure Through Simulation, Presentation, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Simulation Solutions Conference, April, 2003.

Finanical Impact of the IVIG and Plasmapheresis Therapy, Presentation, Southeastern Organ Procurement Foundation Scientific Session on Complications, March 2003.

Antibody Desensitization: Financial Considerations and Reimbursement Strategies, Presentation and workgroup leader, The Antibody Working Group Annual Meeting, February 2003.

Increasing Compliance Among Patients awaiting Cadaver Renal Transplantation, Human Immunology, Volume 63, Issue 10, Supplement 1, October 2002, Page S106.

Renal Transplant Surveys as Administered by CMS: Giving and Getting, Presentation, 10th Annual UNOS Management Forum, May 2002.

The Burden of Injury in Preschool Children in an Urban Medicaid Managed Care Organization, Ambulatory Pediatrics 2002; 2: 4: 279–283.

 

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