Tulane Health System has named Helen (Gigi) Spicer, RN, its vice president of transplant services for the downtown campus, where she will be responsible for the overall direction of the health system’s transplant service line. In this role, Spicer will direct the business operations and strategic direction of the Tulane Transplant Institute, including transplant administration, clinical operations, performance improvement activities, and regulatory compliance.

An experienced healthcare executive with more than 35 years of experience, Spicer began her career at the Medical College of Virginia, where she established the transplant program. She joins Tulane Health System from Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, VA, after serving over 27 years in their kidney transplant program, most recently as clinical director of transplant services.

“We are pleased to have Gigi join the Tulane team as our vice president of transplant,” said Jana Stonestreet, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for Tulane Health System. Her extensive experience in transplant administration, along with her outstanding leadership skills make her an excellent choice to lead the Tulane Transplant Institute.”

Spicer received a bachelor of science in nursing from the Medical College of Virginia. Currently she serves as President of the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation and has served on the boards of numerous national transplant organizations.

Eduardo (Ed) Medina, has been promoted to Tulane Health System’s Director of Transplant Services. In this role, Medina directs, administers and controls all activities of transplant service operations. He also, promotes the development of the transplant program both internally and externally.

Medina an experienced manager, director and military officer began his healthcare career 34 years ago in Emergency Medical Care. Over his career, Medina has held numerous management and executive director positions with profit and non-profit organizations. He joined Tulane Health System in 2007 as a transplant coordinator. Medina currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, serves as Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Management Committee member.

Medina earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey College and Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.