VALERIE MCBRIDE, RN, BSN
KIDNEY TRANSPLANT COORDINATOR/
PAIRED EXCHANGE COORDINATOR
UCSF MEDICAL CENTER
VALERIE BEGAN HER NURSING CAREER WITH THE BEDSIDE CARE OF HIGH ACUITY NEWBORN’S BEFORE SWITCHING TO CRITICALLY ILL ADULT PATIENT POPULATIONS. She has worked with transplant patients since 2007, caring for abdominal and thoracic organ recipients in the Surgical ICU of the University of Utah Hospital. She transitioned to a Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Coordinator with Intermountain Health Care in 2011 where she operated as the Lead Paired Exchange Coordinator in addition to her Pre/Post Recipient and Living Donor evaluation responsibilities. In 2014 she returned to her native California to continue with her passion in living kidney donation as the Living Kidney Exchange Coordinator for UCSF Medical Center. At UCSF, she is responsible for the coordination of care for all incompatible pairs including paired exchange, desensitization and ABOi Transplants. Valerie graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Utah. She is a current member of the national kidney registry operations committee and serves as treasurer for the norther california itns chapter.
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