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Membership and Professional Standards Committee

The Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) is charged with insuring that OPTN/UNOS member clinical transplant centers, independent organ procurement agencies, independent tissue typing laboratories, and non-institutional members meet and remain in compliance with OPTN/UNOS Criteria for Institutional Membership.

To accomplish this, the MPSC:

  • Develops and recommends membership criteria for each class of membership to the Board of Directors.
  • Recommends additions and revisions to membership criteria as needed.
  • Reviews each membership application for Institutional Membership and adopts recommendations for Board action.
  • Monitors member compliance with OPTN requirements.
  • Reviews transplant program performance including outcomes and activity levels.
  • Reviews reported policy violations and makes recommendations to the Board.

Current Projects


Board approved and pending implementation


  • Ms. Lisa M Stocks
  • Lifesharing - A Donate Life Organization
Vice Chair
  • Dr. John J Friedewald
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    • Members
    • Organization
    • Dr. Christina D Bishop
    • Midwest Transplant Network Histocompatibility Laboratory Westwood
    • Dr. Linda J Bogar
    • Inova Fairfax Hospital
    • Dr. Kenneth D Chavin
    • University Hospitals of Cleveland
    • Ms. Suzanne Lane Conrad
    • Iowa Donor Network
    • Dr. Patrick G Dean
    • Rochester Methodist Hospital (Mayo Clinic)
    • Dr. Daniel F Dilling
    • Loyola University Medical Center
    • Dr. Maryjane A Farr
    • NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center
    • Dr. Luis A Fernandez
    • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    • Dr. Richard N Formica
    • Yale New Haven Hospital
    • Ms. Alexandra K Glazier
    • New England Organ Bank
    • Dr. Gaurav Gupta
    • Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
    • Ms. Joyce E Hager
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Dr. Patrick J Healey
    • Seattle Children's Hospital
    • Dr. Macey L Henderson
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Dr. Kelley M Hitchman
    • Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab/University Health System
    • Dr. Maryl R Johnson
    • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    • Ms. Patricia A Jones
    • University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center
    • Dr. Seth J Karp
    • Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Nashville VA Medical Center
    • Dr. Heung Bae Kim
    • Boston Children's Hospital
    • Dr. Leona Kim-Schluger
    • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    • Dr. Marilyn E Levi
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Dr. Scott A Lindberg
    • Houston Methodist Hospital
    • Ms. Carrie D Lindower
    • Temporary Employee Acceptance Consultants
    • Ms. Christine McGarry
    • Gift of Life Donor Program
    • Mr. Christopher J McLaughlin
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Dr. Clifford D Miles
    • The Nebraska Medical Center
    • Dr. Michael J Moritz
    • Lehigh Valley Hospital
    • Arjun U Naik
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Dr. Nikole A Neidlinger
    • Donor Network West
    • Mr. Walt P Nickels
    • Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency
    • Mr. Jeffrey P Orlowski
    • LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma
    • Dr. Hamang M Patel
    • Ochsner Foundation Hospital
    • Dr. Nicole A Pilch
    • Medical University of South Carolina
    • Ms. Melissa N Roberts
    • General Public Region 3
    • Dr. David N Rosenthal
    • Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
    • Dr. Scott A Scheinin
    • Montefiore Medical Center
    • Dr. Kirti Shetty
    • University of Maryland Medical System
    • Ms. Raelene Skerda
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Dr. April Stempien-Otero
    • University of Washington Medical Center
    • Dr. Zoe A Stewart Lewis
    • New York University Medical Center
    • Dr. Vinay Sundaram
    • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    • Dr. Bryan A Whitson
    • Ohio State University Medical Center
    • Dr. Keith M Wille
    • University of Alabama Hospital
    • Dr. Heidi Yeh
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Dr. Atsushi Yoshida
    • Henry Ford Hospital


Reports to the Board of Directors

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