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Heart Transplantation Committee

The Heart Transplantation Committee considers issues relating to heart procurement, allocation, and transplantation, including medical, scientific, and ethical aspects. The committee also considers the broad implications of such issues and deals with specific individual issues or situations. The goal of the committee’s work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at reducing waitlist mortality in heart transplant candidates, increasing heart utilization, improving access to heart transplantation, and improving the health outcomes of heart transplant recipients.

Featured report

Monitoring heart allocation policy changes (PDF - 3.5KB; 3/2020)

Chair
  • Dr. Shelley A Hall
  • Baylor University Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Richard C Daly
  • Rochester Methodist Hospital (Mayo Clinic)
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Tariq Ahmad Yale New Haven Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Dr. Amrut Ambardekar University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Dr. David A Baran Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Ms. Jennifer Carapellucci Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Hannah Copeland Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jose P Garcia Indiana University Health Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Steven Kelban General Public Region 9 At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Arun Krishnamoorthy Piedmont Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Michael D Kwan Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Cindy M Martin University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Jondavid Menteer Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Nader Moazami NYU Langone Health Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  
Ms. Kelly Newlin University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jonah Odim General Public Region 2 Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Adam K Schneider UW Health Organ and Tissue Donation At Large 6/30/2023  
Fawwaz R Shaw Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. M. Cristina Smith Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2024  

Meeting Summaries

Report to the board of directors

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