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Kidney Committee

The Kidney Transplantation Committee is charged with considering medical, scientific, and ethical aspects related to kidney organ procurement, distribution, and allocation. The Committee considers both the broad implications and the specific member situations relating to kidney issues and policies. The goal of the Committee's work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at reducing the burden of renal disease in transplant patients (candidates and recipients), increasing kidney utilization, improving access to kidney transplantation as appropriate, and improving the health outcomes of kidney transplant recipients.

Current Projects

Review

Board approved and pending implementation

Implemented

Chair
  • Dr. Vincent P Casingal
  • Carolinas Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Martha Pavlakis
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Arpita Basu Emory University Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Ms. Marilee Clites Research Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Beatrice Concepcion Vanderbilt University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Dev M Desai Children's Medical Center of Dallas Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Alejandro Diez Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Amy R Evenson Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Elliot I Grodstein North Shore University Hospital/Northwell Health Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Julie R Kemink LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Peter T Kennealey University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Jim Kim Keck Hospital of USC Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Ms. Precious McCowan General Public Region 4 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Cathi L Murphey Southwest Immunodiagnostics At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Deirdre L Sawinski Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Asif A Sharfuddin Indiana University Health Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Erica Simonich Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Andrew S Weiss Virginia Mason Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the Board of Directors

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