HOUSTON (October 11, 2018) -Nora’s Home, Houston’s haven for organ failure and transplant patients receiving care in the Texas Medical Center, announced the addition of Gabriel Loor, M.D. to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Gabriel Loor serves as the surgical director of the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Lung Transplantation Program. Dr. Loor also serves as the co-chief of adult cardiac surgery at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and as the associate professor of surgery in cardiothoracic transplant and circulatory support at
Baylor College of Medicine.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Loor as an addition to our board of directors as he brings valuable clinical insight, particularly in accommodating lung transplant guests staying in the newly created lung wing,” said Nora’s Home Executive Director Natalie Raymer. “His contribution and expertise in this area is an incredible asset as we continue our mission to serve the transplant community in the Texas Medical Center at Nora’s Home.”
Dr. Loor’s research interests include improved donor utilization and maximizing recipient outcomes. He is the national principal investigator on several trials using ex vivo lung perfusion – the process of preparing donor lungs outside of the body for transplantation. Dr. Loor is credited with the first “breathing lung transplantation” in the Midwest, performed in 2014. His translational lab focuses on the use of this technology to improve the quality and quantity of potential lung transplants.
For more information, visit www.norashome.org or call 832-831-3720.
Opened in 2013 as the first transplant hospitality home in the Gulf Coast region, Nora’s Home welcomes patients and their families at any stage of the transplant journey. The hospitality home aims to ease burdens many patients face by helping reduce the immense expense and stress incurred while undergoing transplant care by providing affordable lodging in a loving, home-like environment. Located at 8300 El Rio Street in Houston near the Texas Medical Center, the self-supporting facility includes 32 private bedrooms and baths, a communal kitchen, community room, meditation room, education center, and provides free shuttle services to and from the medical center.