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Living Donor Committee

The Living Donor Committee develops policy and guidance related to the donation and transplantation of organs from living donors to recipients. The goal of the Committee's work is to continue to improve the informed choice of prospective living donors, and the safety, protection, and follow-up of all living donors.

chair icon Chair
  • Dr. Nahel Elias
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
vicechair icon Vice Chair
  • Dr. Stevan A Gonzalez
  • Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center-Fort Worth
liaison icon Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Dylan T Adamson Jewish Hospital Region 11 Representative 6/30/2025  
Ms. Vanessa Arriola Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Tyler J Baldes Lehigh Valley Hospital Region 2 Representative 6/30/2024  
Ms. Laura L Butler Montefiore Medical Center Region 9 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Ashtar S Chami Tufts Medical Center Region 1 Representative 6/30/2024  
Ms. Shannon M Dunne Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. Hoylan Fernandez Baylor University Medical Center Region 4 Representative 6/30/2025  
Mr. Omar Garriott General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2023  
Mesmin Germain Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Ms. Katey E Hellickson The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Region 10 Representative 6/30/2023  
Heather F Hunt General Public Region 1 Ex Officio 6/30/2023  
Dr. Vineeta Kumar University of Alabama Hospital Region 3 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Erik L Lum University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center Region 5 Representative 6/30/2024  
Nancy Marlin General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2025  
Arjun U Naik Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Mark Payson General Public Region 2 At Large 6/30/2023  
Mr. Douglas R Penrod Northwestern Memorial Hospital Region 7 Representative 6/30/2023  
Camille Rockett General Public Region 6 Region 6 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Aneesha Shetty Banner University Medical Center-Tucson At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Alexandra Shingina Vanderbilt University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Mary Beth Stephens University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics Region 8 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Henkie P Tan VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System At Large 6/30/2024  
Mr. Christopher Woody General Public Region 11 Visiting Board Member 6/30/2023  


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