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Lung Transplantation Committee

The Lung Transplantation Committee considers issues relating to lung procurement, allocation, and transplantation, including medical, scientific, and ethical aspects. The committee also considers the broad implications of such issues and deals with specific individual issues or situations. The goal of the committee’s work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at reducing waitlist mortality in lung transplant candidates, increasing lung utilization, improving access to lung transplantation, and improving the health outcomes of lung transplant recipients.

Featured report

Monitoring lung allocation policy changes (PDF - 2.0KB; 3/2020)

Chair
  • Dr. Erika D Lease
  • University of Washington Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Marie Budev
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Alan D Betensley Integris Baptist Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Anne Whitney W Brown Inova Fairfax Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Staci Carter Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Mrs. Deana C Clapper Tennessee Donor Services At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Ryan Davies Children's Medical Center of Dallas Ex Officio 6/30/2021  
Ms. June Delisle Center for Donation and Transplant Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Ms. Mindy M Dison Mayo Clinic Florida Visiting Board Member 6/30/2022  
Dr. Cynthia J Gries AdventHealth Orlando Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Julia Klesney-Tait University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Programs Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Jasleen Kukreja University of California San Francisco Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Dennis M Lyu University of Michigan Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Daniel P McCarthy University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Kenneth R McCurry The Cleveland Clinic Foundation At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Michael S Mulligan University of Washington Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. John M Reynolds Duke University Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Marc G Schecter Children's Hospital Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Nirmal S Sharma Brigham and Women's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Kelly M Willenberg General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2023  

Meeting Summaries

Report to the board of directors

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