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Joyce Trompeta, RN, PhD, PNP

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentSurgery
Address513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-254-9675
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    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.2008 Nursing
    University of California, San FranciscoM.S.1998 Nursing

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    Dr. Joyce Trompeta is an Assistant Professor who conducts outcomes research in the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her doctoral degree at UCSF, oversaw UCSF's Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program for 10 years and has expertise in adolescent growth and development. She has served on the Boards of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) / United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) - Minority Affairs Committee (MAC), and the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS). Currently, she is on the Council Board of the International Society of Organ Donation & Procurement(ISODP) as US representative, and President-Elect for ITNS.

    As UCSF's International Pacific Rim's Surgical and Medical Liaison, Dr. Trompeta has developed outreach programs to four Hawaiian Islands promoting solid organ transplantation and organ donor awareness. She has developed outreach clinics in Hawaii for UCSF's Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplantation Program, and UCSF's Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program. Dr. Trompeta oversees the Living Kidney Donor Transplant Program for the state of Hawaii. She performs all on-line donor health history screening and orchestrates compatibility testing and medical donor work-ups. She remains clinically active as well as lecturing professionally, nationally and internationally and providing community education.

    Dr. Trompeta's program of research examines factors related to organ donation and health disparities, including organ donation practices, medical exclusion related to race and ethnicity, and reasons why donors are unwilling to donate. Dr. Trompeta developed the Organ Donation & Transplantation Knowledge Survey (ODTK) which is psychometrically valid for evaluating knowledge about organ donation and transplantation. Results of her instrument were published in Transplantation Proceedings.

    Dr. Trompeta has created "The Kumamoto Model" that is a strategic plan to increase deceased organ donations in Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. The Kumamoto Model (KM) mission is:to change the Japanese' social climate regarding organ donation consent, to establish Japan's self-sufficiency for transplantation by increasing the availability of organs, create an efficient organ procurement organization, and develop culturally tailored organ donation educational programs. The KM has received support by Governor Kabashima and "Kumamon" as the Ambassador of Organ Donation, with the developed slogan: Extend Life. Do the Honor. Be an Organ Donor.


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    1. Kook YWA, Shenoy A, Hunt J, Desrosiers F, Gordon-Elliott JS, Jowsey-Gregoire S, Trompeta JA, Vandrovec M, Weinberg S, Fan W, LaPointe Rudow D. Multicenter investigation of the reliability and validity of the Live Donor Assessment Tool as an enhancement to the psychosocial evaluation of living donors. Am J Transplant. 2018 Nov 10. PMID: 30414243.
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    2. Trompeta JA, Cooper BA, Ascher NL, Kools SM, Kennedy CM, Chen JL. Asian American adolescents' willingness to donate organs and engage in family discussion about organ donation and transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2012 Mar; 22(1):33-40, 70. PMID: 22489441.
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    3. Trompeta, JA, Cooper, BA, Ascher, NL, Kools, SM, Kennedy, CM, Chen, J-L.Prog Transplant. Asian American adolescents and their willingness to donate and engage in family discussion about organ donation. 2012; 1(22):33-40, 70.
    4. Peele AS, Goldberg S, Trompeta JA. Collaborative use of the peer assist model in large transplant programs in the United States. Prog Transplant. 2011 Jun; 21(2):124-30. PMID: 21736241.
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    5. Webel AR, Okonsky J, Trompeta J, Holzemer WL. A systematic review of the effectiveness of peer-based interventions on health-related behaviors in adults. Am J Public Health. 2010 Feb; 100(2):247-53. PMID: 20019321; PMCID: PMC2804647.