Director of IT Software Engineering
As Director of IT Software Engineering, Michael Ghaffari oversees a team of 60 software and quality assurance engineers and managers working on a variety of projects that touch every piece of the organ procurement and transplantation process. Ghaffari and the IT software engineering department are focused on improving UNetSM, the technology that powers transplant in the U.S., with input from clients internal to UNOS and OPTN member organizations. Ghaffari is also involved in bringing cutting edge technology into the world of transplant, planning for future projects that incorporate predictive analytics, machine learning and augmented reality.
Ghaffari joined UNOS in 2011 as a college recruit. He has filled a number of management and senior engineering roles, most recently serving as the Assistant Director within the Software Engineering Department.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2010 from Virginia Commonwealth University.