Professor Bramstedt is one of the world's few formally trained transplant ethicists. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Loma Linda University (USA) and her PhD from Monash University Faculty of Medicine (Melbourne, Australia). Additionally, she spent over two years at UCLA as an Ethics Fellow. Recently, she served 6 years as Chair of the Ethics Committee for NATCO, The Organization for Transplant Professionals (http://www.natco1.org/). After her move to Europe, she transitioned to Professor (adjunct) at Bond University School of Medicine. She was a member of The Transplantation Society's Ethics Committee, a Councilor Member of the International Society of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation, and had a private practice for local and international patients (www.AskTheEthicist.com) from 2000 - 2016. The ethics practice is now AskTheEthicist, LLC (https://asktheethicist.myshopify.com).
Professor Bramstedt has conducted over 900 ethics consults, including over 100 living donor assessments (kidney and liver). She also worked for several years with the Cleveland Clinic Face Transplant Team (2004-2007) and consulted for the TSANZ/St. Vincent's Hospital Hand Transplant Team (2014-2015), the University Hospital of Bern Hand Transplant Team (2015), and the John Flynn Private Hospital Uterus Transplant Team (2016). In addition to traveling worldwide giving lectures and media interviews, she has published 100+ manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. She has also authored several books and book chapters.
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