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Operations and Safety Committee

The Operations and Safety Committee reviews de-identified transplant and donation-related adverse events and near misses reported to the OPTN in order to identify potential network improvements and revisions to OPTN policies that may prevent future such occurrences. The committee may develop and recommend specific proposed improvements and policies or it may recommend to the Board that other Committees develop them. The goal of the committee's work is to identify gaps in OPTN policy and processes from a network perspective for the purpose of increasing safety.

  • Dr Michael R Marvin
  • Geisinger Medical Center
Vice Chair
  • Mr Christopher (Ch Curran
  • LifeGift Organ Donation Center
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr Alden M Doyle University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Mr Robert S Goodman GPM Robert Goodman Visiting Board Member 6/30/2020  
Steven P Johnson Indiana Donor Network Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Mr Ben Keebler Southwest Transplant Alliance Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr Vandana Khungar Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms Melinda J Locklear Carolina Donor Services At Large 6/30/2022  
Mr Luis F Mayen Donor Network West At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms Phyllis A Murawski Erie County Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Ms Joanne Oxman University of Kansas Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Jennifer Reese The Cleveland Clinic Foundation At Large 6/30/2020  
Mr Richard C Rothweiler Mid-America Transplant Services At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr Chandrasekar Santhanakrishnan Swedish Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
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) 6/30/2021  
Ms Eugenia Steffens Hennepin County Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Charles V Strom Tufts Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Sue Weese LifeSource Upper Midwest Organ Procurement Organization Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Karlie Wipperling Virginia Mason Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the board of directors

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