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Dr. Jeffrey Zaltzman – Transplant Program Director and Nephrologist

Interviewed by Jill Shah Dr. Jeffrey Zaltzman joined the Division of Nephrology at St. Michael’s Hospital in 1993, where he made vital contributions to the rejuvenation of the kidney transplant program. He is now the director of the program that has become one of the pioneers of Canadian kidney care.  J: What drove or inspired … Continue reading Dr. Jeffrey Zaltzman – Transplant Program Director and Nephrologist

Doug Ferguson – Liver Transplant Recipient

Interviewed by Michelle Ho, Simi Juriasingani, and Elena Kum Doug Ferguson suffered from a liver disease that caused chronic inflammation for a number of years before being diagnosed with hepatic cancer. From undergoing chemotherapy to meeting the liver transplant requirements to undergoing two liver transplants, Doug has experienced a lot over the course of his … Continue reading Doug Ferguson – Liver Transplant Recipient

Shillane Labbett – Double Lung Transplant Recipient (Part 2)

Interviewed by Simi Juriasingani  Shillane Labbett was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at eighteen months of age. After a relatively normal upbringing, her symptoms worsened throughout adulthood. Her disease culminated with a severe episode of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) and low blood pressure, which led to a code being called. Shillane was put on a ventilator … Continue reading Shillane Labbett – Double Lung Transplant Recipient (Part 2)

Shillane Labbett – Double Lung Transplant Recipient (Part 1)

Interviewed by Simi Juriasingani  Shillane Labbett was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at eighteen months of age. After a relatively normal upbringing, her symptoms worsened throughout adulthood. Her disease culminated with a severe episode of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) and low blood pressure, which led to an emergency code being called. Shillane was put on a … Continue reading Shillane Labbett – Double Lung Transplant Recipient (Part 1)

Dr. Anthony Jevnikar – Transplant Nephrologist

Interviewed by Elena Kum, Michelle Ho, Jeremy Chan Dr. Anthony Jevnikar is the Co-Director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Director and Founder of the Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies at the London Health Sciences Centre. He is a transplant nephrologist and Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Surgery at … Continue reading Dr. Anthony Jevnikar – Transplant Nephrologist

Dr. Aviva Goldberg: Part 1

Interviewed by Saad Ahmed, Hannah He, Syed Alifer Zaidi Dr. Aviva Goldberg is a pediatric nephrologist, and director of the Canadian Society of Transplantation and chair of Transplant Manitoba's kidney allocation review committee.  Dr. Aviva Goldberg generously discussed the impact of kidney transplantation on a child's life and development, and the distinction of pediatric organ … Continue reading Dr. Aviva Goldberg: Part 1

Ruth Evans

Interviewed by: Harry Wang Ruth Evans is a broadcast journalist and filmmaker currently working for BBC in London, United Kingdom. Her article ‘Pakistani police rescue 24 from organ trafficking gang’ published on BBC News offers compelling first-hand accounts of illegal organ trafficking and transplant tourism. She emphasizes how the organ trade, something that is perceived … Continue reading Ruth Evans