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International Relations Committee

The Ad Hoc International Relations Committee reviews emerging issues and pertinent topics related to non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. resident patients that enter the United States for transplant and U.S. candidates who seek transplants in other countries. The Committee considers the medical, scientific, and ethical aspects of transplanting non-U.S. citizens/non-U.S. residents. The Committee considers the broad implications of such issues and may review specific individual issues or situations.

Current Projects

Chair
  • Dr. Kishore R Iyer
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Mr. Barry S Friedman
  • AdventHealth Orlando
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Pramod Bonde General Public Region 1 At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Ms. Susan Gunderson LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization Ex Officio 6/30/2020  
S Kuramoto-Crawford Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Anne Lacey General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Mr. Howard M Nathan Gift of Life Donor Program At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Prakash N Rao New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network Transplant Laboratory At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Samy M Riad University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview At Large 6/30/2022  
Mr. Robert W Walsh Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Mrs. Min Zhou North Shore University Hospital/Northwell Health At Large 6/30/2022  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the board of directors

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