Colorado/Wyoming organ procurement organization adds transplant surgeon to Organ recovery surgical team
DENVER – October 2022 – Donor Alliance, the federally designated organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming, has added Dr. Steven Rudich, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. to its organ recovery surgical team. A veteran in the organ procurement industry, Dr. Rudich has extensive experience as an organ recovery surgeon and brings more than two decades of abdominal transplant experience to his role.
“Our amazing surgical team is instrumental in our ability to maximize the gift of life while minimizing the impact organ and tissue recovery can have on hospitals.”
Dr. Rudich has previously served as an organ recovery surgeon at Gift of Life Donor program and Gift of Life Michigan and director of liver transplant services at University of Cincinnati. He will officially join the organization in January 2023.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rudich to our recovery center team to help further support our continued performance improvement efforts and ultimately increase the lifesaving potential of donation and transplantation,” said Jennifer Prinz, president and CEO of Donor Alliance. “Our amazing surgical team is instrumental in our ability to maximize the gift of life while minimizing the impact organ and tissue recovery can have on hospitals.”
Dr. Rudich received his medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and fellowship in Multi-Abdominal Organ Transplantation from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About Donor Alliance
Donor Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. As the organ and tissue procurement agency for Colorado and most of Wyoming, Donor Alliance serves more than 6.2 million residents and more than 120 hospitals. Donor Alliance adheres to the highest medical, regulatory and ethical standards, and meets every performance standard. By respectfully working with the families of organ and tissue donors, maintaining partnerships with hospitals, educating residents on the life-saving benefits of donation and inspiring them to sign up on the state’s donor registry, Donor Alliance is able to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Colorado and Wyoming boast some of the highest rates of donor registration in the country, which directly translates to more lives saved and healed through organ and tissue transplantation. Donor Alliance is one of 57 federally designated organizations of its kind in the United States. For more information visit DonorAlliance.org or the Donate Life Colorado or Donate Life Wyoming Facebook pages.