The Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network is recognizing the pediatric intensive care unit at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital along with one of its physicians for outstanding achievement in addressing the critical need for organ and tissue donation.
After a national search, transplant surgeon, researcher and educator John Fung, MD, PhD, FACS, has been selected as chief of the Section of Transplantation Surgery and director of the new University of Chicago Medicine Transplantation Institute. Dr. Fung plans to revitalize the transplantation program in his new role, building on its long history of research and advancements.
Stewart Botsford was placed on the waiting list for a kidney transplant last year, after he was diagnosed with renal failure. His family began advertising for a potential donor, placing window decals on their cars. Someone took a picture, posted it on Facebook, and Justin Maduena called Stewart to see if he could help.