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Membership & Professional Standards Committee (MPSC)

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
  • Dr. Zoe A Stewart Lewis
  • NYU Langone Health
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Scott A Lindberg
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Maher A Baz Mayo Clinic Hospital Florida At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Alan D Betensley Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Emily A Blumberg Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Region 2 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. Timothy E Bunchman VCU Health System Authority, VCUMC At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Anil Chandraker Brigham and Women's Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Todd F Dardas University of Washington Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Robert J Fontana University of Michigan Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Reginald Y Gohh Rhode Island Hospital Region 1 Representative 6/30/2023  
Ms. Barbara H Gordon Washington Regional Transplant Community At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Lafaine M Grant UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Robert C Harland Banner University Medical Center-Tucson Region 5 Representative 6/30/2024  
Mr. Kyle R Herber Live On Nebraska At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Victoria A Hunter The Nebraska Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Mr. Ian R Jamieson Duke University Hospital Ex Officio 6/30/2023  
Dr. Christopher M Jones Jewish Hospital Region 11 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Andrew C Kao St Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Region 8 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Peter T Kennealey University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Catherine E Kling University of Washington Medical Center Region 6 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Michael D Kwan Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital Region 4 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Dianne LaPointe Rudow Mount Sinai Medical Center Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Ms. Carolyn Light University of California San Francisco Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Melinda J Locklear HonorBridge At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Gabriel Maine Histocompatibility Laboratory at William Beaumont Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Amit K Mathur Mayo Clinic Hospital Arizona At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Kenneth R McCurry The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Region 10 Representative 6/30/2023  
Nancy W Metzler Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center Region 9 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Dan M Meyer Baylor University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Bhargav M Mistry Sanford Medical Center Fargo Region 7 Representative 6/30/2023  
Arjun U Naik Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Ms. Regina Palke LifeLink of Florida At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Michael X Pham California Pacific Medical Center-Van Ness Campus At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Elizabeth B Rand Children's Hospital of Philadelphia At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Sara K Rasmussen Nationwide Children's Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Pooja Singh Thomas Jefferson University Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jason W Smith University of California San Francisco Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Laura M Stillion Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Amond Uwadineke Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Mr. Sean F Van Slyck Sierra Donor Services At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. J. David Vega Emory University Hospital Region 3 Representative 6/30/2024  
Ms. Candy L Wells LifeCenter Northwest At Large 6/30/2024  

MEETING SUMMARIES

Reports to the Board of Directors

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