SATA Vanguard Committee Expert Lecture Series
Evaluation for lung transplantation – Pulmonologist’s Perspective
June 22, 2021 | 6:00pm EST
Dr. Wilkey earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995. She then went on to earn her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 1999 and then her Medical degree in 2008. All three degrees from her beloved Alma Mater, the University of Florida. Dr. Wilkey came to Colorado in 2008, first to Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital for a Transitional Internship and then to the University of Colorado for Anesthesiology Residency and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship. Dr. Wilkey is currently working he University of Colorado as an Attending Anesthesiologist specializing in lung, heart and liver transplantation.
In 2020, Dr. Wilkey and other SATA colleagues published “Statement From the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia: White Paper Advocating Desirable Milestones and Competencies for Anesthesiology Fellowship Training in the Field of Lung Transplantation”. This webinar is the first in our series of “virtual fellowship” webinars based upon the competencies outlined in this paper. We hope this series publicizes the intricacies of lung transplant anesthesia and eventually leads to the development of on-site fellowships or super fellowships in lung transplant anesthesiology.
After having received an undergraduate degree in English literature, Dr Gray recognized her affinity for biology and passion for helping people in her late twenties and pursued medical school at the University of Michigan. It was there that she developed an interest in pulmonary medicine. She then went to Duke University for internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care fellowship. While working in a basic science lab during her fellowship, Dr Gray became intrigued by the complex pathophysiology of chronic lung transplant rejection. This led to her career path as a transplant pulmonologist. After several years on faculty at Duke University, she was recruited to be the Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at University of Colorado in October 2018. She has developed robust systems and fostered multidisciplinary collaboration to advance the quality of care and improve outcomes for lung transplant recipients. Currently, she serves on the UNOS Membership and Professional Standards Committee out of a commitment to uphold the safety and integrity of the solid organ transplant system in the US, and is dedicated to improving lives and enacting progressive change throughout her career.
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