Transplant nurse coordinator
Parent of two active teenagers and a shepherd mix dog
Jill Obata is a nurse practitioner who has served as transplant coordinator for UCSF's lung and heart-lung transplant programs since 2001. In addition to coordinating care, she is a resource for transplant patients as well as their families and caregivers. She also reviews referral information from physicians inside and outside UCSF, and communicates with them regarding patients' suitability for transplant surgery.
Obata lists patients with United Network for Organ Sharing, maintaining the lung and heart-lung transplant waiting lists for UCSF. She also educates patients and their families about heart and lung transplantation, and develops educational materials for patients and community members.
Obata earned her master's degree in nursing from Yale School of Nursing, where she completed a nurse specialist program in medical and surgical cardiovascular care. She then completed her certification as an adult nurse practitioner at Yale. She is a member of Yale's chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
In her free time, Obata enjoys being outdoors, listening to podcasts, volunteering and cooking.
Yale School of Nursing, MS, Nursing, 1996