Stiftung Eurotransplant: Undine Samuel wird Chefin

Press Release: Dr. Undine Samuel appointed Medical Director of Eurotransplant

18-06-2014

Leiden, Netherlands, June 18, 2014 – the Board of Eurotransplant International Foundation announces the appointment of Dr. Undine Samuel as the new Medical Director of Eurotransplant. Dr. Samuel will commence in her new role on August 1, 2014. Dr. Samuel has a broad knowledge and experience in the field of both organ donation and transplantation, including international organ exchange. President of the Board, Prof.Dr.med. Bruno Meiser: “the staff and Board of Eurotransplant are very pleased Dr. Samuel will join the organization and trust that with her professional skills and experiences she, together with our staff and stakeholders, will greatly contribute to further developing our transparent, objective, reliable organ allocation system in the interest of all patients who are waiting for their life-saving organ transplant”.

Dr. Samuel is currently working as Executive Physician of the Central Region of the Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation (DSO) in Mainz, Germany. In this role she carries responsibility for the management of this regional office including representation to various medical and political stakeholders. She has also been active in the Eurotransplant Organ Procurement Committee, comprising of experts from different Eurotransplant member states, where her extensive expertise in organ procurement and organ quality is highly valuable for the work of this committee.

Dr. Samuel studied Human Medicine at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen and started her career in the Urology department of Erlangen University. As one of the responsible surgeons for organ procurement and transplantation, she gained extensive experience in the field of organ transplantation. In 2006 and 2007 she completed education in Healthcare Management and Quality Assurance and in 2008, became Transplant Coordinator at the DSO. In this role she was responsible for all aspects of organ donation, including medical care at the ICU Unit and communication with relatives. She was appointed Executive Physician of the Central Region of the DSO in 2010.

Dr. Samuel: “contributing to give new hope to patients on the waiting list has always been an aim in my career. I look forward to facilitating the continuous adaptation and improvement of the organ allocation system, based on data from the registries, scientific findings and guidelines of medical associations. I feel it is a great responsibility in my new role to provide the medical and political decision makers with reliable data”.

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Note for the Editors:

For more information, please contact the Eurotransplant Press Office, Juliette van der Laan, phone number: +31-71-5795727, e-mail pressinfo@eurotransplant.org

Dr. Undine Samuel

Die für die Verteilung von Spenderorganen zuständige Stiftung Eurotransplant mit Sitz in den Niederlanden bekommt eine medizinische Direktorin: Es ist eine deutsche Ärztin.

Die für die Verteilung von Spenderorganen zuständige Stiftung Eurotransplant bekommt eine medizinische Direktorin. Die deutsche Urologin Undine Samuel nimmt ab August die Position von Axel Rahmel ein, der Anfang April Vorstand der Deutschen Stiftung Organtransplantation (DSO) wurde.

Mit Samuel und Eurotransplant-Präsident Bruno Meiser stehen damit wieder zwei Deutsche an der Spitze der Stiftung, die ihren Sitz im niederländischen Leiden hat und den Patienten auf der Warteliste Organe nach den Regeln der Mitgliedsländer zuteilt. Deutschland ist im Eurotransplant-Verbund, dem auch die Benelux-Länder, Österreich, Kroatien, Slowenien und Ungarn angehören, das einwohnerstärkste Land, es gehört wegen der geringen Spendebereitschaft der Deutschen zugleich zu den Nehmerländern: Vor allem Lebern kommen aus dem spendefreudigen Belgien nach Deutschland.

Quelle: Süddeutsche.de – Stiftung Eurotransplant: Undine Samuel wird Chefin.

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