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Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee considers ethical issues related to organ procurement, distribution, allocation, and transplantation. The committee considers the broader implications presented by such issues and does not consider any individual patient's issues or disputes. It also makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding emerging ethical issues in the national transplant network. The goal of the committee's work is to ensure that OPTN policies and activities are consistent with accepted ethical principles.

  • Dr. Elisa J Gordon
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Keren Ladin
  • Tufts Medical Center
    • Members
    • Organization
    • Mahwish U Ahmad
    • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Ms. Danielle L Balbis
    • LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services
    • Dr. Randee B Bloom
    • General Public Region 10
    • Dr. James S Bowman
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Dr. Ashton Chen
    • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    • Ivan (Glenn) Cohen
    • General Public Region 1
    • Dr. Jeffrey T Cooper
    • Tufts Medical Center
    • Dr. Michael S Davis
    • University Hospital, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
    • Dr. John Entwistle
    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    • Dr. Andrew Flescher
    • General Public Region 9
    • Dr. Bruce E Gelb
    • New York University Medical Center
    • Dr. Stephen C Rayhill
    • University of Washington Medical Center
    • Richard r Sharp
    • General Public Region 7
    • Dr. Giuliano Testa
    • Baylor University Medical Center
    • Dr. Robert M Veatch
    • General Public Region 2
    • Dr. Scott G Westphal
    • The Nebraska Medical Center

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the Board of Directors

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