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Membership and Professional Standards Committee

The OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) is an operating committee of the OPTN Board of Directors. The MPSC maintains membership criteria and monitors OPTN member compliance with OPTN membership criteria, OPTN bylaws and policies, and the OPTN final rule.

The MPSC, through peer review:

  • Reviews events identified as presenting a risk to patient safety, public health or the integrity of the OPTN and takes action or makes recommendations for further action to the OPTN Board of Directors.
  • Evaluates OPTN member performance and compliance and supports members by providing feedback on and recommendations to improve members’ performance, compliance, and quality systems.
  • Reviews applications for membership in the OPTN, approval of designated transplant programs, and changes in OPTN member key personnel.

The MPSC also:

  • Identifies opportunities for transplant community education to improve patient safety and safeguard the integrity of the transplant system, often through dissemination of successful examples of membership engagement and sharing of best practices.
  • Develops bylaws and policies related to membership criteria or the oversight responsibilities of the MPSC that align with the OPTN mission to maximize organ supply, provide efficient and safe care, and provide equitable access to transplantation.

Chair
  • Ms. Lisa M Stocks
  • Lifesharing - A Donate Life Organization
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Heung Bae Kim
  • Boston Children's Hospital
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Sanjeev K Akkina Loyola University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Mark L Barr Keck Hospital of USC Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Errol L Bush Johns Hopkins Hospital At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Kenneth D Chavin University Hospitals of Cleveland At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Matthew Cooper Georgetown University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Maryjane A Farr NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Richard N Formica Yale New Haven Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Adam M Frank Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Jonathan A Fridell Indiana University Health Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Michael D Gautreaux HLA/Immunogenetics Lab At Large 6/30/2021  
Mr. PJ Geraghty Donor Network of Arizona At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. David A Gerber University of North Carolina Hospitals Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Patrick J Healey Seattle Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Kelley M Hitchman Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab/University Health System At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Edward F Hollinger Rush University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Mr. Ian R Jamieson Duke University Hospital Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2020  
Ms. Patricia A Jones University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Jon A Kobashigawa Cedars-Sinai Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr. Scott A Lindberg Houston Methodist Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms. Carrie D Lindower Temporary Employee Acceptance Consultants At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Didier A Mandelbrot University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics At Large 6/30/2021  
Ms. Christine McGarry Gift of Life Donor Program At Large 6/30/2020  
Mr. Christopher J McLaughlin Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2020  
Dr. Clifford D Miles The Nebraska Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. Saeed Mohammad Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. David C Mulligan Yale New Haven Hospital Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2020  
Arjun U Naik Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr. Nikole A Neidlinger Donor Network West At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Matthew J O'Connor Children's Hospital of Philadelphia At Large 6/30/2021  
Mr. Jeffrey P Orlowski LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Hamang M Patel Ochsner Foundation Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Nicole A Pilch Medical University of South Carolina At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms. Jennifer K Prinz Donor Alliance At Large 6/30/2021  
Ms. Melissa N Roberts University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Scott A Scheinin Montefiore Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Kirti Shetty University of Maryland Medical System At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Scott C Silvestry AdventHealth Orlando At Large 6/30/2021  
Ms. Raelene Skerda Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr. Zoe A Stewart Lewis New York University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Rajat Walia St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Keith M Wille University of Alabama Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Heidi Yeh Massachusetts General Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  

MEETING SUMMARIES

Reports to the Board of Directors

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