Recent Job Placements
Basit Javaid, M.D.
Dr. Basit Javaid has been named Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation at Memorial Healthcare in Hollywood, Florida. Previously, Dr. Javaid was the Medical Director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program at MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Dr. Javaid had worked as a transplant nephrologist at Stanford University, University of Chicago and Penn State University. Dr. Javaid has strong interest in education and has been involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. He has also been involved with multiple clinical trials over his academic career. His clinical focus is to facilitate kidney and pancreas transplantation while ensuring excellent post-transplant outcomes. He has served as reviewer for various journals and has been member of multiple professional organizations including the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation.
Doug Butler has accepted the position of Vice President of Clinical Operations at Southwest Transplant Alliance in Dallas, Texas. Doug previously was the Director of Hospital and Family Services at Gift of Life Michigan and served in a variety of other clinical roles with the organ procurement organization over the last 13 years. Doug is a Registered Nurse and also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration along with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He serves on multiple national committees, Six Sigma Green Belt trained, and a Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator.
Joel P. Wedd
Joel P. Wedd, MD, MPH has been named Medical Director of Liver Transplant and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Wedd was
at the Emory University Transplant Center and served as medical director of the Emory Liver Tumor Clinic after completing his gastroenterology and transplant hepatology fellowships at the University of Colorado. Dr. Wedd earned his medical degree and Master’s of Public Health at the University of North Carolina and completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Wedd’s clinical interests include end-stage liver disease, portal hypertension, and hepatocellular carcinoma. His research interests include hepatocellular carcinoma, outcomes in hepatocellular carcinoma, access to care for liver patients and improving the liver allocation system.
Chad Ezzel has been named Chief Clinical Officer at LiveOnNY in New York City. Prior to this position, Chad was the Vice President of Clinical Services at Southwest Transplant Alliance. He was also the Vice President of Organ Recovery Services at Lifepoint, an organ procurement organization in North Charleston, South Carolina. Previously, Chad was the Director of Clinical Services of Lifechoice Donor Services, an organ procurement organization in Windsor, Connecticut. Chad has a Master of Science in management from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science in biological science from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. He is a member of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations and in addition to his professional affiliations, Chad volunteers with several philanthropic organizations including the National Kidney Foundation, the Liver Foundation, and the American Heart Association.