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Liver & Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee

The Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee considers medical, scientific, and ethical aspects related to liver and intestine organ procurement, distribution, and allocation. The Committee considers both the broad implications and the specific member situations of these liver or intestinal issues and policies. The goal of the Committee's work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at reducing the burden of liver disease in transplant patients (candidates and recipients), increasing liver utilization, improving access to liver transplantation, and improving the health outcomes of liver transplant recipients.

Current Projects


Board approved and pending implementation


chair icon Chair
  • Dr. James J Pomposelli
  • University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center
vicechair icon Vice Chair
  • Dr. Scott W Biggins
  • University of Washington Medical Center
liaison icon Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Peter L Abt Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Region 2 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Aaron J Ahearn Keck Hospital of USC Region 5 Representative 6/30/2026  
Dr. Sophoclis P Alexopoulos University of California Davis Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Sumeet Asrani Baylor University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. Joseph Dinorcia Mount Sinai Medical Center Region 9 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. James D Eason General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Alan E Gunderson University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Programs Region 8 Representative 6/30/2023  
Ms. Bailey Heiting Versiti Wisconsin, Inc Region 7 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Allison J Kwong Stanford Health Care At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. James F Markmann Massachusetts General Hospital Region 1 Representative 6/30/2023  
Mr. Peter J Matthews General Public Region 2 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Erin C Maynard Oregon Health and Science University Region 6 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Gregory J McKenna Baylor University Medical Center Region 4 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Shunji Nagai Henry Ford Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Vanessa Pucciarelli AdventHealth Orlando Region 3 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Colleen J Reed General Public Region 8 At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Neil Shah University of North Carolina Hospitals Region 11 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Chris Sonnenday University of Michigan Medical Center Region 10 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. James F Trotter Baylor University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Kymberly D Watt Mayo Clinic Hospital Minnesota At Large 6/30/2024  

Reports to the board of directors

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