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Operations and Safety Committee

The Operations and Safety Committee seeks to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of the organ donation and transplantation system. The Committee reviews de-identified transplant and donation-related adverse events and near-misses reported to the OPTN by the transplant community, in order to identify potential improvements and policy revisions that may prevent future such occurrences. Based on input from the community and committee experience, and with collaboration from other committees as needed, the Committee may initiate, develop and recommend projects to the Board of Directors.

  • Mr. Christopher Curran
  • LifeGift Organ Donation Center
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Alden M Doyle
  • University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Gregory A Abrahamian University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Mr. Dominic J Adorno LifeCenter Northwest At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Vanessa Arriola Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Steven P Johnson Indiana Donor Network Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Vandana Khungar General Public Region 2 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Audrey C Kleet NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Alan J Koffron Erlanger Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Kimberly T Koontz Carolina Donor Services Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Melinda J Locklear Carolina Donor Services At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Michael R Marvin Geisinger Medical Center Ex Officio 6/30/2021  
Mr. Luis F Mayen Donor Network West Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Arjun U Naik Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Ms. Joanne Oxman University of Kansas Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Melissa Parente Tufts Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Mr. Richard C Rothweiler Mid-America Transplant Services At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Neeraj Sinha Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami School of Medicine Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Raelene Skerda Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Ms. Susan Stockemer Seattle Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Charles V Strom New England Organ Bank Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Sue Weese LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the board of directors

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