Welcome and Session 1b - Preparing for Your Liver Transplant
Marty received a lifesaving liver transplant in November 2009 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the Co-Founder of TRIO Maryland and has been the President of the Maryland Chapter from 2012 – 2017 and again in 2019 – present day. Marty received an award in 2019 from TRIO National for his years of transplant patient leadership and support in founding and growing TRIO Maryland. Marty also served on the TRIO National Board of Directors for 2 years. Marty has been a speaking ambassador for The Living Legacy Foundation and Donate Life Maryland. Marty & his wife Michele manage a team in the Living Legacy Fun Run called “Team Miracle”. “Team Miracle” has been a participating team since 2010. Marty is a member of Team Maryland, a Transplant Athletic Team that represents Maryland and promotes the cause of organ donation. He has been to the last 4 US Transplant Games and to 2 World Transplant Games. Marty has been a volunteer at Johns Hopkins Hospital Comprehensive Transplant Center for the last 9 years. Marty is currently a mentor for transplant recipients and helped launch a walking program called “Stepping Out” for transplant patients.
Marty & Michele have been married 22 years and enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. Marty retired in 2013 and enjoys managing a nonprofit organization to benefit transplant recipients and their families.
Shane Ottmann, M.D., is an assistant professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, working primarily with the Comprehensive Transplant Center. He is also the director of the Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program. Dr. Ottmann’s areas of clinical expertise include abdominal surgery, dialysis access, liver transplant, kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, live donor transplant, hepatobiliary surgery, and laparoscopic nephrectomy.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Ottmann served as Chief of the Army-Navy Transplant Program at Walter Reed Military Medical Center and Transplant Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.
Dr. Ottmann received his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College and earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri. He completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and his abdominal organ transplant fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.