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Pediatric Transplantation Committee

The Pediatric Transplantation Committee considers the unique medical, scientific, and ethical issues relating to organ procurement, allocation, and transplantation for pediatric patients. These issues include: pre- and postoperative care, expeditious transplantation of children, and the specific medical, social, and psychological needs of children. The Committee considers the broad implications of such issues and deals with these specific issues or situations as needed. The goal of the committee's work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at fostering pediatric candidate access to transplantation and good outcomes for patients (including waiting candidates and living donors) involved in pediatric transplantation.

Chair
  • Dr. Emily R Perito
  • UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Rachel M Engen
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Walter S Andrews General Public Region 8 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Neha Bansal Mount Sinai Medical Center Region 9 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dan Carratturo LifeCenter Northwest At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Meelie A DebRoy University Hospitals of Cleveland Region 10 Representative 6/30/2025  
Shantavia Edmonds General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Brian D Feingold UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Region 2 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Evelyn K Hsu Seattle Children's Hospital Ex Officio 6/30/2023  
Dr. Namrata Jain Hackensack University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Geoffrey Kurland UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh At Large 6/30/2024  
Jennifer Lau Transplant Families At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Abigail E Martin General Public Region 2 At Large 6/30/2023  
Shellie Mason Children's Hospital Colorado Region 8 Representative 6/30/2023  
Melissa L McQueen Transplant Families Visiting Board Member 6/30/2023  
Johanna J Mishra Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Region 7 Representative 6/30/2023  
Douglas U Mogul General Public Region 2 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Caitlin G Peterson Primary Children's Hospital Region 5 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Reem H Raafat Memorial Regional Hospital Region 3 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Daniel Ranch University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center Region 4 Representative 6/30/2025  
Caitlin Shearer Seattle Children's Hospital Region 6 Representative 6/30/2023  
Kara Ventura Yale New Haven Hospital Region 1 Representative 6/30/2023  
Dr. Gonzalo A Wallis Carolinas Medical Center Region 11 Representative 6/30/2025  

Meeting Summaries

Report to the Board of Directors

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