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Disease Transmission Advisory Committee

The Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC) considers issues related to the transmission of disease through organ transplantation. The Committee examines potential disease transmission cases reported to the OPTN in an effort to confirm transmissions where possible. It reviews aggregate data on cases to assess the risk of donor disease transmission in organ transplantation in the U.S. with the goal of providing (1) education and guidance to the transplant community toward preventing future disease transmission and (2) input in developing policy to improve the safety of organ donation through the reduction of donor derived transmission events. It may identify disease-transmission related patient safety issues to be addressed, as appropriate, by the OPTN.

Chair
  • Dr. Ricardo M La Hoz
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Lara Danziger-Isakov
  • Children's Hospital Medical Center
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Avinash Agarwal University of Virginia Health Sciences Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Saima Aslam University of California San Diego Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Sridhar V Basavaraju Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Mrs. Kelly E Dunn Saint Barnabas Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jason D Goldman Swedish Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr. Deborah J Levine University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Charles C Marboe NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Gary Marklin Mid-America Transplant Services At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marian G Michaels UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Ex Officio 6/30/2021  
Dr. Stephanie M Pouch Emory University Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Meenakshi Rana Mount Sinai Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Raymund R Razonable Rochester Methodist Hospital (Mayo Clinic) At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Heather L Stevenson-Lerner University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Helen S Te University of Chicago Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Ann E Woolley Brigham and Women's Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  

Meeting Summaries

reports to the board

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