Dr. Thomas A. Nakagawa
Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
- Actively involved with issues pertaining to end-of-life care, organ and tissue donation, neurologic and circulatory determination of death, and ethical issues for the past 20 years.
- Chaired and served on national and international committees for organ donation and transplantation including the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Council on Organ Donation and Transplantation (ACOT).
- Lead author of the updated guidelines for the determination of brain death in infants and children from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Child Neurology Society (CNS).
- Authored numerous articles and book chapters and developed the North American Transplant Coordinators Organization (NATCO) pediatric donor management and dosing guidelines utilized by organ procurement organizations nationally and developed a pediatric organ donation pin used by several organ procurement organizations and hospitals across the country.