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Histocompatibility Committee

The Histocompatibility Committee applies evolving science and technology in transplant immunology to develop, implement, and inform OPTN bylaws, policies, and clinical guidance for organ donation and transplantation. The Committee provides subject matter expertise to the OPTN for issues related to testing, matching, allocation, personnel qualifications, and other issues in transplant histocompatibility and immunology. The Committee’s goals are to promote patient safety, to strive to continuously improve clinical outcomes, and maximize the use of donated organs.

  • Dr. John G Lunz
  • LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Gerald P Morris
  • Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory at UCSD
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Caroline E Alquist Hoxworth Blood Center Transplantation Immunology Laboratory At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Laurine M Bow Histocompatibility and Immune Evaluation Laboratory at Yale Region 1 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Valia Bravo-Egana Histocompatibility Immunology Laboratory at the Medical College of Georgia Region 3 Representative 6/30/2023  
Ms. Amber R Carriker Mid-America Transplant Services Laboratory Region 8 Representative 6/30/2024  
Mrs. Yvette M Chapman General Public Region 4 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. William C Goggins Indiana University Health Region 10 Representative 6/30/2023  
Megan Hayden Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Ms. Lenore Hicks Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network Laboratory Region 7 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Kelley M Hitchman Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab/University Health System Visiting Board Member 6/30/2023  
Dr. Reut H Hod Dvorai SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse Histocompatibility Laboratory Region 9 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Andres Jaramillo Mayo Clinic in Arizona Histocompatibility Laboratory Region 5 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Peter N Lalli Immunology Laboratory at Carolinas Medical Center Ex Officio 6/30/2023  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Omar M Moussa Tissue Typing Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Marcelo J Pando Rigal Histocompatibility Laboratory at Scott and White Memorial Hospital Region 4 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Manu R Varma NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Phyllis Weech Inova Fairfax Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Eric T Weimer Histocompatibility Laboratory at UNC Hospitals Region 11 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Qingyong Xu University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Histocompatibility Laboratory, Presbyterian Clinical Laboratories Region 2 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Hua Zhu Eurofins Donor & Product Testing (Hawaii) Region 6 Representative 6/30/2025  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the Board of Directors

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