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Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee aims to guide the policies and practices of the OPTN related to organ donation, procurement, distribution, allocation, and transplantation so they are consistent with ethical principles. The Committee makes recommendations to Board of Directors for changing, creating, or eliminating policies if warranted by ethical concerns. The Committee also provides written guidance pertaining to ethical considerations to OPTN members, after approval by the Board of Directors. The Committee does not address individual patient issues or disputes.

Chair
  • Dr. Elisa J Gordon
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Keren Ladin
  • Tufts Medical Center
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Mahwish U Ahmad The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Randee B Bloom General Public Region 10 Visiting Board Member 6/30/2020  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr. Ashton Chen Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Ivan (Glenn) Cohen General Public Region 1 At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Jeffrey T Cooper Tufts Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Michael S Davis University Hospital, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Ms. Shannon M Dunne Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr. John Entwistle Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Andrew Flescher General Public Region 9 At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Amy L Friedman LiveOnNY At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Roshan P George Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Mrs. Tania M Lyons State University of New York Upstate Medical University Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Colleen J Reed General Public Region 8 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Richard r Sharp General Public Region 7 Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Giuliano Testa Baylor University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Ms. Catherine E Vascik AdventHealth Orlando At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Robert M Veatch General Public Region 2 At Large 6/30/2020  
Mr. Robert W Walsh Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Aaron Wightman General Public Region 6 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the Board of Directors

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