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Pancreas Transplantation Committee

The Pancreas Transplantation Committee is charged with considering medical, scientific, and ethical aspects related to pancreas and islet organ procurement, distribution, and allocation. The committee will consider both the broad implications and the specific member situations relating to pancreas and islet issues and policies. The goal of the committee's work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at reducing the burden of disease in pancreas and islet candidates and recipients, increasing pancreas and islet utilization, improving access to pancreas and islet transplantation as appropriate, and improving the health outcomes of pancreas and islet transplant recipients.

  • Dr. Rachel C Forbes
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Oyedolamu K Olaitan
  • Rush University Medical Center
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Megan A Adams Children's Hospital Colorado At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Tarek Alhamad Barnes-Jewish Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Donyella Bell TransMedics Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Antonio Di Carlo Temple University Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Ty B Dunn Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Maria Helena Friday Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Randeep S Kashyap Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Daniel O Keys Abbott Northwestern Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Dean Y Kim Children's Hospital of Michigan At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Nicolae Leca University of Washington Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Nikole A Neidlinger University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Silke V Niederhaus University of Maryland Medical System Ex Officio 6/30/2022  
Dr. Parul S Patel California Pacific Medical Center-Van Ness Campus Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Andie L Perona General Public Region 11 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Todd E Pesavento Ohio State University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Luke Y Shen Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jeffery L Steers Avera McKennan Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Pradeep K Vaitla University of Mississippi Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  

Meeting Summaries 

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