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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
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. Kenneth A Bodziak UMass Memorial Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. Antonio Di Carlo Temple University Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Maria Helena Friday Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Randeep S Kashyap Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Daniel O Keys University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Nicolae Leca University of Washington Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. Parul S Patel California Pacific Medical Center-Van Ness Campus Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Andie L Perona General Public Region 11 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Todd E Pesavento Ohio State University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Luke Y Shen Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Jeffery L Steers Avera McKennan Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Pradeep K Vaitla University of Mississippi Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Piotr Witkowski University of Chicago Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  

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