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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 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  
Anne Lacey General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2022  
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  
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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