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Trine Engebretsen, M.D. takes the audience on a harrowing journey through the early, experimental days of transplantation. She describes the personal impact of the medical and surgical advances in transplantation from a unique perspective. Dr. Engebretsen is a general surgery resident in the Department of Surgery at the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine and on the Board of Directors for the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Trine Engebretsen, M.D., M.S., is a general surgery resident in the department of surgery at the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine. She is a liver transplant recipient (1984) and Board of Directors Member for the United Network for Organ Sharing. Dr. Engebretsen has been an organ perfusionist and a quality assurance coordinator for Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She also was general manager of Transplant Australia Inc. and served as assistant director for the 2004 Australian Transplant Games. She served as transplant ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation at the U.S. Transplant Games and as co-chair of “Life 101,” a high-school donor education program. She was honored in 2012 with the Florida Board of Medicine’s chairman’s award. T


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Trine Engebretsen

Trine Engebretsen

Trine Engebretsen received a liver transplant at the age of 1 with only hours to spare. She is a general surgery resident in the department of surgery at the Medical Center of Central Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine and on the Board of Directors for the United Network for Organ Sharing. Dr. Engebretsen and her husband, who has also had a liver transplant, were the first liver recipient parent couple to have a child.