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Vascularized Composite Allograft Transplantation Committee

The Vascularized Composite Allograft Transplantation (VCA) Committee considers medical, scientific, and ethical aspects related to VCA allocation, procurement, distribution, and transplantation. The Committee considers both the broad implications and the specific member situations related to VCA issues and policies. The goals of the Committee's work are to improve access to VCA transplantation, to develop evidence-based policies for allocating VCAs, and to improve the health outcomes of VCA transplant recipients.

Chair
  • Dr. Sandra Amaral
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Vijay S Gorantla
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Brian Berthiaume University of Alabama Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Amir Dorafshar Rush University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Shannon M Dunne Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Lori L Ewoldt Mayo Clinic Hospital Minnesota At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Bruce E Gelb NYU Langone Health At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Lawrence Gottlieb University of Chicago Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Amanda Gruendell General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Joseph Hendrix UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Liza Johannesson Baylor University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Christina L Kaufman Jewish Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Deborah McRann The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Bohdan Pomahac Yale New Haven Hospital Ex Officio 6/30/2023  
Dr. Paige Porrett University of Alabama Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Debra M Priebe The Cleveland Clinic Foundation At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Richard J Redett Johns Hopkins Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Donald Rickelman General Public Region 8 At Large 6/30/2024  
Elizabeth Shipman Nevada Donor Network At Large 6/30/2024  
Charlie Thomas General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Stefan G Tullius Brigham and Women's Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Anji E Wall Baylor University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the Board of Directors

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