Ellen Louise Heck Administrative Director Transplant Services UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Ellen Heck received her MT certificate from the School of Medical Technology, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas then went on to receive her MA from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan in 1983. She completed her B.S. in Microbiology at Texas Woman's University and her M.A. in Health Care Administration at Central Michigan University. She has served as Faculty Associate and Director for the Skin Transplant Center for Burns before becoming the Director for Transplant Services Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. She is presently a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks, American Burn Association, American Council of Transplantation, American Society of Clinical Pathology, Associate Practitioners of Infection Control, Eye Bank Association of America, and Texas Society for Clinical Microbiology.


Texas Woman's University (1972)


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Risk of prior disease transmission from ocular donor tissue transplantation
Hogan RN, Brown P, Heck E, Cavanagh HD Cornea 1999 18(1) 2-11
The Eye Bank Association of America: Purpose, Organization, Medical Standards, and Certification
Heck EL CORNEA-Fundamentals of Cornea and External Disease 1996 1(33) 469-473
"Eye Banking"
Heck E, Cavanagh HD UNOS Organ Procurement, Preservation and Distribution in Transplantation 1995

Honors & Awards

  • Heise Distinguished Service Award, Eye Bank Association of America
  • Curtis P. Artz Distinguished Service Award, American Burn Association, Washington, DC
  • At-Large Award, American Burn Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Assciate Award, American Burn Association, Los Angeles, CA
  • Assciate Award, American Burn Association, Cincinnati, OH

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Tissue Banks
  • American Burn Association
  • American Council of Transplantation
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • Eye Bank Association of America