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Disease Transmission Advisory Committee

The Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee considers issues related to the transmission of disease through organ transplantation. The Committee examines individual potential disease transmission cases reported to the OPTN in an effort to confirm transmissions where possible. It reviews aggregate data on all reported 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.

  • Dr. Cameron R Wolfe
  • Duke University Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Marian G Michaels
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    • Members
    • Organization
    • Dr. Pallavi D Annambhotla
    • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, HHS (ex officio)
    • Dr. Remzi Bag
    • University of Chicago Medical Center
    • Dr. Sridhar V Basavaraju
    • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, HHS (ex officio)
    • Dr. Gerald J Berry
    • Stanford Health Care
    • Mrs. Jamie Bucio
    • University of Chicago Medical Center
    • Dr. Brandy K Clark
    • General Government
    • Dr. Lara Danziger-Isakov
    • Children's Hospital Medical Center
    • Dr. Diana Florescu
    • The Nebraska Medical Center
    • Dr. David S Goldberg
    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Dr. Chak-Sum (Sam) Ho
    • Gift of Life Michigan - Histocompatibility Laboratory
    • Dr. Jefferson Jones
    • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, HHS (ex officio)
    • Dr. Ricardo M La Hoz
    • UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
    • Dr. Marilyn E Levi
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Ms. Kathleen T Lilly
    • LifeLink of Georgia
    • Dr. Maricar F Malinis
    • Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Dr. Aneesh K Mehta
    • Emory University Hospital
    • Dr. Michael A Nalesnik
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Dr. Robert G Sawyer
    • University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
    • Dr. Lynne Strasfeld
    • Oregon Health and Science University
    • Dr. Nicole Theodoropoulos
    • UMass Memorial Medical Center
    • Dr. R. Patrick Wood
    • LifeGift Organ Donation Center

Meeting Summaries

reports to the board

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