Garet Hil

Garet Hil is the Founder & CEO of the National Kidney Registry. He has 30 years of business experience, including serving as Chief Executive Officer for both public and private companies. Mr. Hil became involved in transplantation when his daughter was diagnosed with kidney failure at age 10. After he and his wife were both … Read More

Matthew Cooper, MD

Dr. Matthew Cooper is the NKR Surgical Director and Chair of the Surgical Committee. He is also the director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute and a Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Cooper is board certified in general surgery and accredited by the American Society … Read More

David Serur, MD

Dr. David Serur, the volunteer Medical Director of the National Kidney Registry, has been involved in kidney paired exchange since its inception at Cornell in 2008. Dr. Serur joined New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell in 1991 with an interest in clinical transplantation and became Medical Director of the kidney transplant program in 2007. In 2020, … Read More

Michael Cecka, PhD

Michael Cecka, PhD, is the NKR Lab Director and Professor Emeritus at the UCLA Immunogenetics Center, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. He is certified by the American Board for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and an HLA Laboratory Director and holds licenses in California, Hawaii and … Read More

Amy Waterman, PhD

Amy Waterman, PhD, is the NKR Research Director and the Chair of the Research Committee. She is a national transplant innovator and a Professor in Residence at the University of California Los Angeles in the Division of Nephrology. She is Director of the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC) and Deputy Director of the Terasaki … Read More

Karen M. Miller, RN, BSN, CCTC

Karen Miller is the Chair of the NKR Operations Committee. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She started her career caring for kidney, kidney/pancreas and liver transplant recipients as well as kidney donors in the Inpatient Transplant Unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Read More

Timothy Wan, Esq.

Timothy Wan, Esq. is the Chief Executive Officer of the Wan Law Group specializing in serving as General Counsel to high potential organizations. The Wan Law Group focuses on creditor’s rights, collection law, entertainment law, music law, copyright, and intellectual property. Mr. Wan was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 2001, after … Read More

Michael Lollo

Michael Lollo serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Kidney Registry and is responsible for the organization’s network development and all donor-specific service offerings including Donor Shield, Donor Connect, the Voucher Program and the Donor Care Network. In his role as COO, he will also oversee the Operations team, which is critical to … Read More

Samantha Hil

Samantha Hil is the Director of Marketing for the National Kidney Registry. She is in charge of designing and managing all of the NKR’s websites and is the organization’s chief editor, responsible for writing and reviewing the company’s written material, both online and in print. Ms. Hil has designed numerous products and systems for the … Read More

Larry McMahon

Larry McMahon serves as the Director of Operations for the National Kidney Registry and is responsible for managing all the logistics related to shipping kidneys. This includes managing swap failures, ensuring backup plans are in place for all swaps with known risk factors, acquiring and cryo-preserving all donor blood and managing the GPS fleet used … Read More