Pamela Patton, P.A., M.S.P., will receive the 2012 American Society of Transplant Surgeons Advanced Transplant Provider Award at the society’s Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, to be held in January in Miami. Patton serves as the Clinical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at UF. She has worked in the division of transplantation since 1978.
Richard J. Howard, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services at Shands at UF and former director of transplantation, nominated Patton for the award. In his nominating letter, he called Patton “the backbone of our transplant program,” and noted her excellent work with patients, organizing and conducting research, educating department and hospital personnel, and facilitating collaboration between UF&Shands thoracic and abdominal transplant teams.
ASTS gives the award to one person each year for “the time and effort dedicated to advancing clinical practice through translation of scientific information, development of standards and clinical mentoring,” according to the society’s website.