Broward County Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Honored for Organ Transplant Work
  
  

Dr. Darin Trelka, right, receives his award from Patricia Darrigan, director of donor programs.

Dr. Darin Trelka, right, receives his award from Patricia Darrigan, director of donor programs for the University of Miami Tissue Bank.

DATE: November 18, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Craig Mallak, Director, Broward County
Medical Examiner and Trauma Services
PHONE: 954-357-5200
EMAIL:
cmallak@broward.org  

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Dr. Darin Trelka, deputy chief medical examiner with the Office of Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services, was honored at the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency’s 11th Annual Luminaire Gala held in Coral Gables earlier this month.

Trelka was recognized as Medical Examiner Donation Champion of the Year for assisting Life Alliance and the University of Miami Tissue Bank for “always going above and beyond in his support of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation,” according to Patricia Darrigan, director of donor programs. He is known for his tireless efforts to promote and encourage organ donation and transplantation.

A member of the Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services office since 2009, Trelka earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington and Jefferson College; his doctoral degree in anatomy, pathology and cell biology from Thomas Jefferson University; and his medical doctorate from the Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University School of Medicine.

Part of the University of Miami Tissue Bank, Life Alliance is a federally designated, nonprofit agency responsible for recovering organs and tissue for transplantation, supporting bereaved donor families, and educating health care professionals and the community about transplantation and donation. It serves six South Florida counties – Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach and St. Lucie, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
 
 
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