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Ad Hoc International Relations Committee

The Ad Hoc International Relations Committee (AHIRC) reviews emerging issues and pertinent topics related to non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. resident patients that enter the United States for transplant and U.S. candidates who seek transplants in other countries. The Committee considers the medical, scientific, and ethical aspects of transplanting non-U.S. citizens/non-U.S. residents. The Committee considers the broad implications of such issues and may review specific individual issues or situations.

Chair
  • Dr. Pramod Bonde
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Peter G Stock
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Eliana Agudelo General Public Region 5 Region 5 Representative 6/30/2024  
Natalie Alderete Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Vanessa Arriola Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Ms. Shannon M Dunne Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Mr. Barry S Friedman AdventHealth Orlando Ex Officio 6/30/2023  
Dr. Chang Liu HLA Laboratory at Barnes Jewish Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Nancy Long General Public Region 4 At Large 6/30/2024  
Abby Ruiz General Public Region 4 At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Scott L Sanoff Duke University Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Sylvia R Villalon Keck Hospital of USC At Large 6/30/2023  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the board of directors

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