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Lung Transplantation Committee

The Lung Transplantation Committee considers issues relating to lung 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 lung transplant candidates, increasing lung utilization, improving access to lung transplantation, and improving the health outcomes of lung transplant recipients.

Featured report

Monitoring Lung Allocation Policy Changes (PDF - 2.0KB; 3/2020)

  • Dr. Erika D Lease
  • University of Washington Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Marie Budev
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Ms. Laurel Avery General Public Region 11 Visiting Board Member 6/30/2022  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Anne Whitney W Brown Inova Fairfax Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Errol L Bush Johns Hopkins Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Staci Carter Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Cynthia J Gries AdventHealth Orlando Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Soma S Jyothula Memorial Hermann Hospital, University of Texas at Houston Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Dr. Julia Klesney-Tait University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Programs Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Dr. Jasleen Kukreja University of California San Francisco Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Ms. Karen E Lord New England Organ Bank At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Dennis M Lyu University of Michigan Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Daniel P McCarthy University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Michael S Mulligan University of Washington Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. John M Reynolds Duke University Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Pablo G Sanchez University of Pittsburgh Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Marc G Schecter UF Health Shands Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Scott A Scheinin Mount Sinai Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Dr. Nirmal S Sharma Brigham and Women's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Kelly M Willenberg General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2023  

Meeting Summaries

Report to the board of directors

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