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Heart Transplantation Committee

The Heart Transplantation Committee considers issues relating to heart procurement, allocation, and transplantation, including medical, scientific, and ethical aspects. The committee also considers the broad implications of such issues and deals with specific individual issues or situations. The goal of the committee’s work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at reducing waitlist mortality in heart transplant candidates, increasing heart utilization, improving access to heart transplantation, and improving the health outcomes of heart transplant recipients.

Featured report

Monitoring Heart Allocation Policy Changes (PDF - 3.5 K; 3/2020)

Chair
  • Dr. Richard C Daly
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital Minnesota
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Jondavid Menteer
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Tariq Ahmad Yale New Haven Hospital Region 1 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Amrut Ambardekar University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center Region 8 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Ms. Jennifer Carapellucci Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Hannah Copeland Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jennifer A Cowger Henry Ford Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Jose P Garcia Memorial Regional Hospital Region 10 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Timothy A Gong Baylor University Medical Center Region 4 Representative 6/30/2025  
Mr. Robert S Goodman GPM Robert Goodman Visiting Board Member 6/30/2023  
Dr. Shelley A Hall Baylor University Medical Center Ex Officio 6/30/2023  
Glen Kelley General Public Region 7 At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Earl S Lovell General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Cindy M Martin University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Region 7 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Nader Moazami NYU Langone Health Region 9 Representative 6/30/2024  
Ms. Kelly Newlin University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. John J Nigro Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center Region 5 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Jonah Odim General Public Region 2 Region 2 Representative 6/30/2023  
Adam K Schneider UW Health Organ and Tissue Donation At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Fawwaz R Shaw Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. M. Cristina Smith Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital Region 6 Representative 6/30/2024  
Ms. Martha Tankersley University of Alabama Hospital Region 3 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dmitry M Yaranov Baptist Memorial Hospital Region 11 Representative 6/30/2024  

Meeting Summaries

Report to the board of directors

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