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Policy Oversight Committee

The Policy Oversight Committee (POC) is an operating committee of the OPTN. The Committee advises the Board of Directors and Executive Committee in: developing strategic policy priorities; prioritizing and coordinating policy and committee projects that have broad implications across OPTN committees; evaluating policy and committee proposals prior to public comment; assessing the impact of implemented policy proposals; and ensuring that OPTN committees justify proposals in compliance with policy development requirements.

Chair
  • Dr. Nicole A Turgeon
  • Dell Children's Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Ms. Jennifer K Prinz
  • Donor Alliance
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Ms. Vanessa Arriola Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Scott W Biggins University of Washington Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Alejandro Diez Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Andrew Flescher General Public Region 9 At Large 6/30/2023  
Mr. PJ Geraghty Donor Network of Arizona At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Pamela J Giles Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute SRTR Liaison 6/30/2023  
Dr. Stevan A Gonzalez Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center-Fort Worth At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Vijay S Gorantla Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Matthew G Hartwig Duke University Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Ryutaro Hirose University of California San Francisco Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Mr. Jason E Huff Children's Hospital Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Ajay Israni Hennepin County Medical Center SRTR Liaison 6/30/2023  
Dr. Bertram L Kasiske Hennepin County Medical Center SRTR Liaison 10/8/2022  
Dr. Jim Kim Keck Hospital of USC At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Kimberly T Koontz HonorBridge At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Scott A Lindberg Houston Methodist Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Molly J McCarthy General Public Region 6 At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Jondavid Menteer Childrens Hospital Los Angeles At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Gerald P Morris Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory at UCSD At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Oyedolamu K Olaitan Rush University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Stephanie M Pouch Emory University Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Natalie Santiago-Blackwell Tampa General Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jesse Schold The Cleveland Clinic Foundation At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Jon J Snyder Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute SRTR Liaison 6/30/2023  
Amond Uwadineke Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  

Meeting Summaries

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