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International Relations Committee

The Ad Hoc International Relations Committee considers issues related to organs and patients that enter the U.S., or leave the U.S. for transplant. It reviews emerging issues related to U.S. candidates who seek transplants in other countries, and it considers the medical, scientific, and ethical aspects of transplanting non-resident aliens. The committee considers the broad implications of such issues and may review specific individual issues or situations.

Current Projects

  • Dr. Kishore R Iyer
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Mr. Barry S Friedman
  • AdventHealth Orlando
    • Members
    • Organization
    • Dr. Pramod Bonde
    • Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Dr. James S Bowman
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Ms. Susan Gunderson
    • LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization
    • Ms Lisa Hinsdale
    • Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
    • Dr. J. Michael Millis
    • University of Chicago Medical Center
    • Dr. Jorge D Reyes
    • University of Washington Medical Center
    • Mr. Craig Van De Walker
    • Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the board of directors

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