Daily Record Names Living Donor Liver Director to Under 40 VIP List
For immediate release: June 20, 2014
John LaMattina, MD, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director, living donor liver transplant program at University of Maryland Medical Center, was named to The Daily Record's VIP list of very important professionals under age 40. LaMattina was honored for his contributions to the field of liver transplantation, specifically, helping living donors save a loved one by providing part of their own liver for transplantation.
"I met with Dr. LaMattina when I was considering donating part of my liver to my sick uncle," said living donor April Biggs. "He was generous with his time and helped me understand the surgery and drew me pictures. I felt confident with him leading this life-changing surgery."
According to its web site, The Daily Record’s VIPs are selected by a panel of judges based on their professional accomplishments, community service and a commitment to inspiring change.