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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. Scott W Biggins
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
vicechair icon Vice Chair
  • Dr. Shimul A Shah
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
liaison icon Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Aaron J Ahearn Keck Hospital of USC Region 5 Representative 6/30/2026  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2026  
Dr. Lloyd Brown Rush University Medical Center Region 7 Representative 6/30/2026  
Dr. Kathleen M Campbell Children's Hospital Medical Center At Large 6/30/2026  
Dr. Vanessa L Cowan Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Region 1 Representative 6/30/2026  
Dr. Joseph Dinorcia Mount Sinai Medical Center Region 9 Representative 6/30/2025  
Tovah Dorsey-Pollard General Public Region 2 At Large 6/30/2026  
Dr. Omer Junaidi Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital Region 4 Representative 6/30/2026  
Michael Kriss General Public Region 8 Region 8 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Allison J Kwong Stanford Health Care At Large 6/30/2027  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2026  
Dr. Cal S Matsumoto Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute At Large 6/30/2026  
Dr. Erin C Maynard Oregon Health and Science University Region 6 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Shunji Nagai Henry Ford Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. James J Pomposelli University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Vanessa Pucciarelli AdventHealth Orlando Region 3 Representative 6/30/2025  
Ms. Christine Radolovic Gift of Life Donor Program Region 2 Representative 6/30/2026  
Dr. Colleen J Reed General Public Region 8 At Large 6/30/2025  
Marina Serper Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania At Large 6/30/2027  
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  

Reports to the board of directors

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