Who is Dr.Paul Byrne is he you ask?
Dr. Paul A. Byrne is a Board Certified Neonatologist and Pediatrician. He is the Founder of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. He is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of Toledo, College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.
Dr. Byrne is past-President of the Catholic Medical Association (USA), formerly Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO and Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He was Professor of Pediatrics and Chairman of the Pediatric Department at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the City of Faith Medical and Research Center in Tulsa, OK. He is author and producer of the film “Continuum of Life” and author of the books “Life, Life Support and Death,” “Beyond Brain Death,” and “Is ‘Brain Death’ True Death?”
When Jamie was in the trauma unit at Vanderbilt,and was declared “brain dead”,I had to quickly do research on brain death. I ran across two things on my internet search, the story of Zak Dunlap who woke up right before his organs were taken and an article by Dr.Byrne on brain death. It was not a lot to go on…but enough information that we knew we would not allow Jamie’s organs to be harvested.
After my son died,I began to research in earnest the clinical diagnosis of brain death. How could this possibly have been accepted in our society and world wide?
In November I contacted Dr.Byrne as he lives in Toledo and is not that far from Ann Arbor. I told him I was writing a book and would like to meet him. We met today and are meeting again on Wednesday.
Dr. Byrne has presented testimony on “life issues” to nine state legislatures beginning in 1967. He opposed Dr. Kevorkian on the television program “Cross-Fire.” He has been interviewed on Good Morning America, public television in Japan and participated in the British Broadcasting Corporation Documentary “Are the Donors Really Dead?” Dr. Byrne has authored articles against euthanasia, abortion, and “brain death” in medical journals, law literature and lay press.
Dr. Byrne has agreed to review my book and today took with him my manuscript for medical clarity. As I said on my About page, I am not a doctor and don’t play one on TV, I am a mom who through a tragic situation with my son was thrust into learning the deception of brain death.