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Disease Transmission Advisory Committee

The Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) considers issues related to the transmission of disease through organ transplantation. The Committee examines potential disease transmission cases reported to the OPTN in an effort to confirm transmissions where possible. It reviews aggregate data on cases to assess the risk of donor disease transmission in organ transplantation in the U.S. with the goal of providing (1) education and guidance to the transplant community toward preventing future disease transmission and (2) input in developing policy to improve the safety of organ donation through the reduction of donor derived transmission events. It may identify disease-transmission related patient safety issues to be addressed, as appropriate, by the OPTN.

Compiled by the Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC), see the latest information known for minimizing the risk of donor-derived COVID-19 transmission while maximizing donor utilization. DTAC has committed to reviewing the document quarterly.

  • Dr. Ricardo M La Hoz
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Lara Danziger-Isakov
  • Children's Hospital Medical Center
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Avinash Agarwal University of Virginia Health Sciences Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Sridhar V Basavaraju Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Dr. Gerald J Berry Stanford Health Care At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Mrs. Kelly E Dunn General Public Region 2 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jason D Goldman Swedish Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Chak-Sum (Sam) Ho Gift of Life Michigan - Histocompatibility Laboratory At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Michelle Kittleson Cedars-Sinai Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Dong Heun Lee University of California San Francisco Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Deborah J Levine University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Charles C Marboe NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Gary Marklin Mid-America Transplant Services At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Stephanie M Pouch Emory University Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Raymund R Razonable Rochester Methodist Hospital (Mayo Clinic) At Large 6/30/2022  
Ms. Raelene Skerda Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Sarah Taimur Mount Sinai Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Helen S Te University of Chicago Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Ann E Woolley Brigham and Women's Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  

Meeting Summaries

reports to the board

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