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Pediatric Committee

The Pediatric Transplantation Committee considers the unique medical, scientific, and ethical issues relating to organ procurement, allocation, and transplantation for pediatric patients. These issues include: pre- and postoperative care, expeditious transplantation of children, and the specific medical, social, and psychological needs of children. The Committee considers the broad implications of such issues and deals with these specific issues or situations as needed. The goal of the committee's work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at fostering pediatric candidate access to transplantation and good outcomes for patients (including waiting candidates and living donors) involved in pediatric transplantation.

Chair
  • Dr. Evelyn K Hsu
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Emily R Perito
  • UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Walter S Andrews General Public Region 8 At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. John Barcia University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Clark A Bonham Stanford Health Care Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. William J Dreyer Texas Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Samantha Endicott New England Organ Bank At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Brian D Feingold UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Regino Gonzalez-Peralta AdventHealth Orlando Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Mr. Joseph P Hillenburg GPM Joseph Hillenburg Visiting Board Member 6/30/2021  
Jennifer Lau General Public Region 7 At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. Abigail E Martin Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Shellie Mason Children's Hospital Colorado Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. George V Mazariegos UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Ex Officio 6/30/2021  
Ms. Johanna J Mishra Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Douglas U Mogul Johns Hopkins Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Meghan Potis General Public Region 10 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Caitlin Shearer Seattle Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Ms. Kara Ventura Yale New Haven Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2023  
Dr. Warren Zuckerman NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  

Meeting Summaries

Report to the Board of Directors

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