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Membership and Professional Standards Committee

The OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) is an operating committee of the OPTN. The MPSC maintains membership criteria and monitors OPTN member compliance with OPTN membership criteria, OPTN bylaws and policies, and the OPTN Final Rule. The MPSC takes action or makes recommendations for further action to the OPTN Board of Directors as needed. 

The MPSC, through peer review:

  • Reviews events identified as presenting a risk to patient safety, public health or the integrity of the OPTN.
  • Evaluates and supports OPTN members by providing feedback on and recommendations to improve members’ performance, compliance, and quality systems.
  • Reviews applications for membership in the OPTN, approval of designated transplant programs, and changes in OPTN member key personnel.

The MPSC also:

  • Identifies opportunities for transplant community education to improve patient safety and safeguard the integrity of the transplant system, often through dissemination of successful examples of membership engagement and sharing of best practices.
  • Develops bylaws and policies related to membership criteria or the oversight responsibilities of the MPSC that align with the OPTN mission to maximize organ supply, provide efficient and safe care, and provide equitable access to transplantation.

Chair
  • Mr. Ian R Jamieson
  • Duke University Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Zoe A Stewart Lewis
  • NYU Langone Health
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Mark L Barr Keck Hospital of USC Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Nicole Berry LifeNet Health At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Christina D Bishop Midwest Transplant Network Histocompatibility Laboratory Westwood At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Emily A Blumberg Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Timothy E Bunchman VCU Health System Authority, VCUMC At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Theresa M Daly Tampa General Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Todd F Dardas University of Washington Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Richard N Formica Yale New Haven Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Catherine T Frenette General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Reginald Y Gohh Rhode Island Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Barbara H Gordon Washington Regional Transplant Community At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Alice L Gray University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Mr. John R Gutowski University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Nicole A Hayde Montefiore Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Christopher M Jones Jewish Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Andrew C Kao St Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Christy M Keahey Legacy of Hope At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Mary T Killackey Tulane Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Ms. Anne M Krueger Versiti Wisconsin, Inc At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jules Lin University of Michigan Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Gabriel Maine Histocompatibility Laboratory at William Beaumont Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Amit K Mathur Mayo Clinic Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Virginia(Ginny) T McBride OurLegacy Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Jerry McCauley Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. Kenneth R McCurry The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Dan M Meyer Baylor University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Bhargav M Mistry Sanford Medical Center Fargo Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Arjun U Naik Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Willscott E Naugler Oregon Health and Science University Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Michael X Pham California Pacific Medical Center-Van Ness Campus At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Steven R Potter Scott and White Memorial Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Elizabeth B Rand Children's Hospital of Philadelphia At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Sara K Rasmussen Seattle Children's Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Pooja Singh Thomas Jefferson University Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Raelene Skerda Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jason W Smith University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Laura M Stillion Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Parsia A Vagefi UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Mr. Sean F Van Slyck Sierra Donor Services At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Gebhard Wagener NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  

MEETING SUMMARIES

Reports to the Board of Directors

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