Martin D. Jendrisak, MD, FACS
Medical Director

Martin Jendrisak, MD, Medical Director for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, provides medical oversight for all organ and tissue recovery operations. He oversees the organization’s research activities and fosters the organization’s research collaborations with universities, transplant programs and fellowship programs.

Before joining Gift of Hope in 2010, Dr. Jendrisak was surgical director of the kidney transplant program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., and associate medical director at Mid-America Transplant, St. Louis, where he also served on the board of directors and medical advisory committee. He is a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing’s organ procurement committee and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Dr. Jendrisak’s work has led to active programs in blood group-incompatible transplantation, the desensitization of allo-sensitized patients, paired kidney exchange and post-transplant immune monitoring. His recent publications and presentations include co-authored work that addresses discordant serology and nucleic acid testing results in screening deceased organ donors for HIV and hepatitis B and C.

Dr. Jendrisak completed his fellowship in transplantation and medical residency at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Mo. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine.