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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

Public Comment


Board approved and pending implementation


  • Dr. Vincent P Casingal
  • Carolinas Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Martha Pavlakis
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr. Dev M Desai Children's Medical Center of Dallas Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Truman (Mark) M Earl University of Mississippi Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Amy R Evenson Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Mr. Joseph M Ferreira Nevada Donor Network At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Macey L Henderson Johns Hopkins Hospital Visiting Board Member 6/30/2021  
Valinda L Jones General Public Region 3 At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Peter T Kennealey University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Mary T Killackey Tulane Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Jim Kim Keck Hospital of USC Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Mrs. Lisa N Matthias Henrico Doctors' Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Deepak Mital Advocate Christ Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Ernesto P Molmenti North Shore University Hospital/Northwell Health Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Cathi L Murphey Southwest Immunodiagnostics At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Vinaya Rao Medical University of South Carolina Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Deirdre L Sawinski Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Erica Simonich Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Julia M Steinke Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Nicole A Turgeon General Public Region 3 Ex. Officio 6/30/2020  
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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