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Pancreas Committee

The Pancreas Transplantation Committee is charged with considering medical, scientific, and ethical aspects related to pancreas and islet organ procurement, distribution, and allocation. The committee will consider both the broad implications and the specific member situations relating to pancreas and islet issues and policies. The goal of the committee's work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at reducing the burden of disease in pancreas and islet candidates and recipients, increasing pancreas and islet utilization, improving access to pancreas and islet transplantation as appropriate, and improving the health outcomes of pancreas and islet transplant recipients.

Chair
  • Dr. Silke V Niederhaus
  • University of Maryland Medical System
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Rachel C Forbes
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Nashville VA Medical Center
Liaison
  • Ms. Tracy McRacken
  • HLA Immunology Laboratory at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • ttmcrack@sentara.com
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Tarek Alhamad Barnes-Jewish Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Donyella (Doni) Bell The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Jean M Francis Boston Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Ms. Michelle L Goble Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami School of Medicine Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Angelika C Gruessner State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Robert C Harland Banner University Medical Center-Tucson Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Liise K Kayler Erie County Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Daniel O Keys University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr. Matthew R Mulloy Medical City Dallas Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Jon S Odorico University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Ex. Officio 6/30/2020  
Andie L Perona General Public Region 11 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. David L Scott Oregon Health and Science University Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Jeffery L Steers Avera McKennan Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Jill Stinebring New England Organ Bank At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Piotr Witkowski University of Chicago Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Muhammad Yaqub Indiana University Health Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  

Meeting Summaries

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