Dr. Lori West appointed as the Director of the Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI)
Dr. Lori West, the Director of the CNTRP, was recently appointed as the Director of the Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI).
Dr. West, a pediatric cardiologist and clinician-scientist in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the UofA, was instrumental in the creation of the ATI and has served as interim ATI director since November 2013 and as research director since its founding in 2011.
The ATI is home to the world’s largest clinical islet transplant program as well as the busiest liver, heart, lung, kidney transplant in western Canada. Under Dr. West's leadership, the ATI will continue to enhance organ donation awareness, increase the number and type of transplants, improve strategies to treat organ failure, implement novel transplantation technologies, support basic and translational research and improve the quality of life and long-term outcomes for patients in Alberta.